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Spring Students Prepare for the 66th Annual Spring Livestock Show and Fair April 6-8

Last year’s Grand Champion Steer is lead by his owner Kyle Williams during the 65th Annual Spring Livestock Show and Fair
Last year’s Grand Champion Steer is lead by his owner Kyle Williams during the 65th Annual Spring Livestock Show and Fair. This year’s fair is set for April 6-8.

HOUSTON - March 29, 2017 - Once again, Spring ISD student projects will be on center stage, including animals they have raised during the past year in preparation for the 66th annual Spring Livestock Show and Fair. Set for April 6-8 at Nagy Pavilion, 24037 Hardy Rd., the long-standing Spring tradition will feature the projects of students involved in FFA and Family Career and Community Leaders of America at Dekaney, Spring, Westfield and Carl Wunsche Sr. high schools, as well as students in Spring 4-H.

“The Spring Livestock Show and Fair has provided students the opportunity to learn responsibility and showmanship for many decades,” said Marsha Cook, Spring Tri-Club president. “They have earned and appreciate this opportunity to not only showcase their skills, but also compete for funds for financing future projects and continuing their education,” Cook said.

This year’s show will consist of hundreds of entries, by more than 130 students, that will include livestock, arts and crafts, food, horticulture and photography. Livestock shows will be scheduled throughout the three days, while special events will be featured on Friday, April 7.

The public will have several opportunities Saturday, April 8 to show their support for the students involved in the program, including a silent auction at 9 a.m. and a live auction at 12:30 p.m.

“Proceeds from the purchase of Scholarship Cakes, the special events and in-kind donations go toward funding scholarships for graduating seniors. In the past five years, scholarships totaling $35,000 have been awarded to deserving seniors,” Cook said.

Each year an honoree is chosen that has made an impact on Spring Tri-Club. This year’s honorees are Andy and Mary Cochrum, who have a long history with the organization and continue to be among the top ten buyers annually. Their children were members of Westfield FFA and Spring 4-H, and Mary Cochrum served as Tri-Club treasurer. They will be recognized during the opening ceremony on Saturday.

There are several ways to support the Spring Livestock Show and Fair, including sponsorships of animal projects, tents, scholarships, and buckle and banner awards; live auction; silent auction; private sale; and add-ons. To be a sponsor, contact springtriclub@yahoo.com or call Marsha Cook at 281-384-3122. In addition, donations can be made to the Spring ISD Stampede Buyers Group by contacting the Spring ISD Chief of Staff Office at 281-891-6392 or email chiefofstaff@springisd.org.

Spring Tri-Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Forms and detailed information are located online at www.SpringTri-Club.org.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • 9:00 a.m. – Market Rabbit Show
  • 1:00 p.m. – Market Goat Show
  • 2:30 p.m. – Market Lamb Show
  • 6:00 p.m. – Market Swine Show

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • 9:00 a.m. – Poultry Show
  • 12:00 p.m. – Breeding Heifer Show
  • 12:30 p.m. – Market Steer Show
  • 3:00 p.m. – Torch Cutting Contest
  • 5:00 p.m. – Teach the Teacher Contest
  • 6:00 p.m. – Pee Wee Showmanship and Stick Horse Races
  • 6:30 p.m. – Old Timers Showmanship
  • 7:00 p.m. – Alumni Showmanship

Saturday, April 8, 2017

  • 8:00 a.m. – Floral Design Contest
  • 9:00 a.m. – Open Silent Auction Bidding
  • 11:00 a.m. – Buyers Reception and Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremony and Live Auction