The 73rd Blanco County 4-H and FFA Youth Show begins Thursday, January 13 at the Blanco County Show Barn in Johnson City. This year there are more than 600 entries. These leaders of tomorrow put in many hours, and oftentimes, a lot of 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 15th.
Tim Strouse will begin judging the 29 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 – Gail Krall, Steers – Dwayne Reiley, and Lambs – Jay Stewart.
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 – Jack Harvey. 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 noon Saturday.
The 2nd Annual Blanco County Youth Show Salsa contest sponsored by the Scholarship Committee will take place Saturday morning. The winner will be announced immediately after the sale ends and the winning jar auctioned to raise money for the scholarship fund.
The premium sale will being at 1:00pm.
For more information please call Blanco County Youth Council Director/Secretary Keitha Johnson, 830-833-4138.