Miller Grove International Hosted
by: Bobby McDonald
In what has become a tradition in the Miller Grove Community, Richard Watson and Lindsey Potts, Vocational Agriculture Teachers, hosted the annual Miller Grove International, on Saturday. The community stock show is an opportunity for agriculture teachers to get everything ready for the NETLA Market Show and make last minute adjustments needed to bringing the animals to the Civic Center, and gives them an opportunity to recognize those students who have done an outstanding job with their projects.
"It just gives us an opportunity get everything ready for the Market Show, the animals ready, the students prepared, and all the things we'll need coming to Sulphur Springs," related Lindsey Potts, as she checked lists and assigned classes on Saturday morning.
"And, it gives the students an opportunity to show their animals, learn some of the basics, and gain some experience, before they enter the show ring at the County Show," added Richard Watson. "Especially if it is the first time for a student to show a project, they gain needed experience, right here at home, before they go to Sulphur Springs. And, it also gives us a chance to seen anything needed to be done, and students the opportunity gather all the necessary equipment they are going to need for the show in town!"
The Miller Grove International has become popular with both students and their parents, as preparation for the county show, as students are judged just like they will be at the show and awards are presented to the top animals in each division. "This is just a check list for us to get prepared with everything before going to Sulphur Springs," added one of the parents, watching the show on Saturday. "We have all of our equipment, feed, and necessary things loaded and ready to go, once today is over!"
When a young lady that is a foreign exchange student from Czechoslovakia won the market broiler show, Watson quipped, "Now, see why we call it the Miller Grove International, we've got students all the way from Europe participating in the show!"
Congratulations to all of the youth from Miller Grove and best of luck at this weeks NETLA Youth Market Show!!!
One of the most important people at the Miller Grove International Show was community Hopkins County
Stew maker, Louis Russell, who provided lunch for everyone, along with some "tall tales" at the stew pot.
After showing this chicken, this FFA member was about ready to "give it up"
for the stew pot!!!