Youth throughout the county are gearing up for the 35th annual Clay County Junior Livestock Show and Youth Fair, Jan. 12-14.
The Clay County Junior Livestock Association will again team with the Henrietta Kiwanis Club in a donations program designed to reward participants for success with their projects.
Each year, the Kiwanis Club purchases a number of projects by collecting donations from individuals and business. This aggregate of buyers gives the club purchasing power, which it uses during the premium auction to buy projects from students at a price comparable to what similar projects are bringing.
Kiwanis Club members will be soliciting donations now until the premium auction, Jan. 14. To donate, contact Jerry Payne, Rob Robinson, Bryce Seigler or any Kiwanis member.
An add-on table will be set up at the auction for those wishing to contribute to a student.
The junior livestock show will be held in the Perry D. Woods Agriscience Facility, located behind Henrietta High School.
Auction night is Saturday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a complimentary chili supper. The auction begins with youth fair crafts, shop projects and baked goods, followed by the livestock premium auction.
For more information, contact any of the following agriscience instructors: Mike Jackson, Bellevue High School, (940) 928-2104; Johnny Simmons, Byers High School, 529-6355; Shane Crafton, Ed Cordero or Tony Dunkerley, 720-7937; Justin Milton, Midway High School, 476-2240; Josh Cox, Petrolia High School, 524-3213; County Extension Agent Missy Hodgin at 538-5042.