March 8, 2011
The 60th Annual Spring Tri-Club Livestock Show and Sale will be held March 31 - April 2 at the Nagy Pavilion, located on Lemm Rd. 1. Entries will begin arriving in the afternoon and evening on March 30, but the show will actually get underway at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 31 and end with an awards ceremony and live auction at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2.
The event will feature exhibits by Spring ISD students involved in FFA and FCCLA at Dekaney, Spring, Westfield and Wunsche high schools and local 4-H chapters. Exhibits will include animals, food, horticulture, arts, crafts and photography.
Saturday’s schedule will include a chili cook-off, a buyers’ reception and luncheon, an awards ceremony and a live auction followed by a private sale. During the ceremony, Mark and Diane Powers will be introduced as the Spring Tri-Club’s 2011 Honorees.
As devoted parents, Mark and Diane Powers became involved in Spring Tri-Club when their son Jeff decided to raise and show an animal during his junior year of high school. They continued their involvement with the organization after their daughters Delores and Markayla followed their brother’s lead and began showing animals.
Mark and Diane Powers soon stepped into leadership roles. In 1999 they began serving as 4-H board members and soon after, Mark became Tri-Club president, a position he held for several years. In addition, he worked as a livestock leader and served on numerous committees, including auction, judging, scholarship and show book committees.
In a tribute written to her parents, their daughter Delores Avarra said, “They always made themselves available for wherever they were needed.”
She described the impact her parents had on her and her siblings by the example they set for all the young people they worked with in Tri-Club over the years.
“We have learned so much from watching our parents’ involvement in Tri-Club. We are great multi-taskers and we make time for volunteering. We have a true love for animals of all kinds. We love to be involved with the children of our future; to make a positive impact on their lives; and to show a solid foundation,” Delores Avarra wrote.
The three-day event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 281-384-3122 or go online at www.SpringTri-Club.org.