NETLA Youth Market Show
Announces Dates & Activities
by: Bobby McDonald
It's January and time for everyone to be making plans for the upcoming Hopkins County NETLA Youth Market Show, where hundreds of local youth prepare animals for the show and sale, with hopes and aspirations of furthering their college dreams and learning valuable lessons in raising livestock. We as the local businesses have an opportunity to support them in this effort in the Sale of Champions, as we plan our budgets for 2013.
"We ask everyone to consider these outstanding youth that are the future of our county, when they make their budget decisions for 2013," expressed Kevin Gibson, President of the local NETLA Organization. "We can't conduct this important endeavor for our county, without the support of local business, as they help the youth in preparing for their college educations and making a difference in their lives!"
Some important dates for the youth and their parents to remember are:
Market Show Parent's Meeting......January 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Civic Center Arena.
Scholarship Applications for 2013 must be turned-in by February 1, 2013.
Broilers will arrive on January 7, 2013, at 8:00 a.m.
Buyer's Luncheon, February 19, 2013, at Noon, First Baptist Church.
Thursday, February 21, 2013, Lamb and Goat Show, 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 2013, 9:00 a.m., Broiler Show; 1:00 p.m. Swine Show; 3:00 p.m. Heifer Show; 6:00 p.m. Steer Show.
Saturday, February 23, 2013, Ag Worker's Chili & Stew Dinner, Noon; Awards Presentation 1:30 p.m.; Sale of Champions 2:00 p.m.
Youth participating in the 2013 Market Show will also be selling $2.00 raffle tickets for a side of beef, to help support the show. Who knows, you might just be the winner!!!
Best of Luck to all of our County Youth!!!