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Youth Show Starts Thursday, January 24
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014

The 75th Blanco County 4-H and FFA Youth Show begins Thursday, January 23rd 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 25th.

Doug Townsend will begin judging the 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, 3rd overall and 4th overall Shop Projects will be sold through the sale on Saturday. The remainder of the projects will be for sale private treaty with the exhibitors.

Judging of rabbit projects begins at 11:30am. Poultry, 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: Rabbits – Maureen Dunckel, Poultry – Stacey Fizer, Steers – Eric Kale, and Lambs – Jim Missildine.

Friday’s judging of goats starts at 8:00 am, 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 – Jim Missildine and Hogs – Jay Jimerson.

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 9:00am – 5:00pm Thursday and 10:00am – Noon Saturday. The Junior and Senior exhibitor with the highest overall scores will have a sale slot during the Premium Sale on Saturday.

The 5th Annual Blanco County Youth Show Salsa contest sponsored by the Scholarship Committee will take place Saturday morning at 11am. 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 begin at 1:00pm. All sale item add-on cards must be turned in by Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5pm.

For more information please call Blanco County Youth Council Director/Secretary Keitha Johnson, 830-833-4138 or

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