Parents and Vocational Agriculture Teachers were waiting for baby chicks to arrive, on Monday morning,
as they were brought to the Sulphur Springs Vocational Agriculture Building for distribution to students,
for the Hopkins County Market Show.
"Here a chick, there a chick......"
Market Show Chicks Arrive Monday Morning
by: Bobby McDonald
Approximately 2000, day-old, baby chicks arrived in Sulphur Springs, on Monday morning, to be distributed to local 4-H and FFA students, as they feed and produce them for the upcoming NETLA Market Show, to be held February 23rd-25th. "We have some seventy to seventy-five youth in the county that have signed up to receive chickens for the show," advised Johnny Lennon, Superintendent of the Show, as he brought the chickens to the Sulphur Springs Vocational Agriculture Building for distribution, about 8:00 a.m., Monday morning.
Miller Grove Vocational Agriculture Teacher, Richard Watson, procures the
birds for his students, on Monday morning.
Each student will receive 25 chicks, feed, exercise, and care for them, for the next seven weeks, and then choose their top three birds to enter the show.
"This is a good number of pens for this year's show," denoted Lennon. "We should have some good birds, come time for the show!"
Students were receiving their birds, making certain that they stayed warm, and dry, and headed home with them to prepared pens, to raise the market birds for the show.
"It's a great project for our youth," expressed Sulphur Springs FFA advistor, Dannie Johnson. "It teaches students responsibility, punctuality, and a number of other lessons, that they must complete while caring for the birds. It's not an easy project to raise the birds right and compete in the show!"
Watch for these birds to arrive at the NETLA Market Show, on February 23-25th at the Hopkins County Civic Center.