CUMBY YOUTHS WIN CALF SCRAMBLE
AT FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW RODEO FORT WORTH, TEXAS
From Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Hayden Wiler, Levi Crowell, and Ashley Purser, FFA members from Cumby, were among the winners in the Calf Scramble event during the Feb. 2 performance at the 117th edition of the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Blum Consulting Engineers, Inc. of Dallas sponsored Wiler's prize, while Bonds' Ranch was the sponsor of Levi's win, and Pte Geren was the sponsor of Ashley's prize.
The Calf Scramble, which allows 16 students to compete at each of the 30 rodeo performances, has eight winners each performance. The young people are high school students out to catch and halter a calf with hopes of winning a $500 purchase certificate that will help buy a registered beef or dairy heifer for a yearlong 4-H or FFA project. Winners must care for their animals throughout the year and return for the 2014 Stock Show to exhibit it in the Junior Heifer Show. Those who do the best job will be in line for scholarship funds when they enter college.
Last year, scholarship grants were made to 85 young people totaling $143,500. All entries receive a special T-shirt with their contestant number. Participants who fail to catch a calf receive a certificate for a pair of Justin boots. Mrs Baird's Bakeries and Justin Boots have sponsored this event for many years.
The nation's oldest livestock show is currently underway now through February 9 at the world-class Will Rogers Memorial Center. The Stock Show features 23 days of family fun and entertainment, and will host nearly 25,000 livestock entries throughout the run. In addition to the prestigious livestock competitions, the Stock Show offers many interactive educational exhibits, great shopping in the trade show area as well as an exciting carnival and midway and 30 thrilling performances of the World's Original Indoor Rodeo(r). For ticket information on any performance or Stock Show event, call 817.877.2420 or visit www.fwssr.com<http://www.fwssr.com/>.