The 74th Blanco County 4-H and FFA Youth Show begins Thursday, January 26, at the Blanco County Show Barn in Johnson City. This year there are more than 550 entries. These leaders of tomorrow put in many hours, and often times, a lot their hard-earned money working towards a successful project and show. They invite you to attend the two-day show, and also show your support at the sale on Saturday the 28th.
Tim Strouse will begin judging the 37 Shop Projects entered in this year’s show at 8:00am. Rodney Green is the Shop Project Superintendent. The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Shop Projects will be sold through the sale on Saturday. The remainder of the projects will be for sale by private treaty with the exhibitors.
Judging of poultry projects begins at 1:00pm. Rabbits, steers, and lambs will follow with no time set. Superintendents are: Poultry – Ed Crawford, Rabbits – Kip Thompson, Steers – Larry Scott, and Lambs – Doug Smith. Thursday’s judges are Poultry – Dennis Ellebracht, Rabbits – Michael Franke, Steers – Dwayne Reiley, and Lambs – Justin Dunlap.
Friday’s judging of goats starts at 8:00am, followed by the Little Britches Goat Show, then followed by hogs. Superintendents are: Goats – Randy Sultemeier, and Hogs – Darrel Wagner. Friday’s judges are: Goats – Ronnie Lumpkins and Hogs – Charles Hodde.
Gretchen Sanders, Blanco County CEA, along with local 4-H leaders will supervise Exhibit Hall projects Thursday and Friday. The six categories, Food, Home Canned Products, Sewing, Hobbies, Fine Art and Educational Exhibits, will be divided into Junior and Senior classes. Exhibit Hall projects will be sold through Silent Auction starting 9:00am Thursday through 12:30pm Saturday.
The 3rd Annual Blanco County Youth Show Salsa contest sponsored by the Scholarship Committee will take place Saturday morning. The winner will be announced as the last item in the sale and the winning jar will be auctioned to raise money for the scholarship fund.
The premium sale will be at 1:00pm.
For more information, please call Blanco County Youth Council Director/Secretary Keitha Johnson at 830-833-4138 or email email@example.com.
Second Work Day Set–A work day is scheduled for January 21 at 9am at the County Livestock Show Barn in Johnson City. All parents of exhibitors, 4-H and FFA members are asked to come help; elementary and jr. high students are required to have a parent or guardian. Exhibitors must sign in and out to qualify for early check release dates (see BCYS Rule Book).