65th Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show kicks off

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POSTED: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:45pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:46pm

The annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show and sale kicks off on Thursday through Saturday.

Kids work hard all year long taking care of their animals and now they get the chance to show their love of agriculture. The livestock show will be at the Cherokee County Stock Show & Exposition Center.

The show has been a success because of the support of East Texans and the love for agriculture.

"The show itself teaches responsibility, taking care of the project, we have great support from all of Cherokee County, all the businesses, individuals and everything," said Wayne Berry, President of the Cherokee County Stock Show & Exposition Center.

The 2013 show and sale raised close to $250,000 and that money goes toward agriculture programs and scholarships in Cherokee County. Many organizations and businesses have been presenting checks.

"Spooktacular wants to present this check to you and we want the kids to benefit anyway we can from it," said Debbie Dyess, Director of Spooktacular Bull Bash.

Kids will be showing animals on Thursday and Friday, there will be a horse show, a Queen's Contest and a barbeque lunch. Last year's Queen's Contest raised close to $35,000.

"God always outs different things on on hearts each year and we wanted to give to the children and what better way through the livestock show these kids work hard through the year," said Dyess.

Here's a schedule for the show:

Thursday, March 27, 2014                   Friday, March 28, 2014 
Poultry - 1:00 PM                                   Goats - 8:00 AM 
Rabbits - 3:00 PM                                  Shop - 8:00 AM 
Horticulture - 5:00 PM                            Lambs - 10:00 AM 
Dairy - 6:00 PM                                      Swine - 11:30 AM 
                                                               Shop Results - 3:00 PM 
                                                               Beef - 4:00 PM 
 

There will be a calf scramble after beef show on Friday night, March 28, 2014.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Horses - 8:00 AM
Queen's Contest - 1:00 PM
Barbeque - 12:00 to 3:00 PM**Catered by Sadler's
Livestock sale starts at 3:00 pm with shop immediately following!!

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