Orange County Livestock Show is ready to go
For the past
18 years the Orange County Livestock Show Association has been providing an
outlet for Orange County youth to sell the animals they have raised for agricultural
projects in either school or 4-H Chapters. The 19th annual show and sale is to
be held on Oct. 14 and 15, 2011 at the Pavilion on
the Mauriceville Fairgrounds.
and Chicken Shows and judging will be held Friday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. The
Swine Show and judging will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, followed by
the Goat Show and judging.
Contest for area school students will judged at 10 a.m. Saturday. The contest
will be judged by personnel from the Stark Art Museum.
contest sponsored by the Orange County Go Texan Committee begins Friday night
with the judging to be held at noon on Saturday. Area barbecue teams are
invited to enter and compete for the title and contents of a kitty. For information
on entering the contest contact Guy Groves, Go Texan Committee Chairman at
409-769-4488. This event will contribute
to scholarships for Orange County 2012 high school seniors.
The Go Texan
Committee will also be conducting horse show throwing and washer tossing
be vendor booths and an assortment of agricultural awareness exhibits. Expected
to exhibit are Texas Parks and Wildlife with an alligator exhibit and
demonstration; Stephen F. Austin University Animal Science Display; the Little
Cypress-Mauriceville FFA Chapter, displaying Future Farmers of America
information; and the National Resource Conversation Service with a soil erosion
The focus of
the OCLSA is to give area youth a showcase for their animals and an auction to
sell the animals and raise money for either their next animal project of their
college fund. Members of the OCLSA are individuals who may have been agricultural
students themselves, had children in an agricultural program or may still have
children in a program, or simply interested in and supportive of area agricultural
students. The common denominator is that they want to help the students.
A long range
goal is to build an old fashioned county fair in Orange County in conjunction
with the livestock show and sale. The OCLSA would like to bring in contests in
baking, canning, flower arranging, best vegetable from garden and any other
home craft or agricultural home projects.
“This is our
19th year to hold the show and sale. We have a great base of
sponsors, but what we really need are buyers for the kids’ animals. They put in
a lot of time and money raising their animal and we would like to see them get
a good price at the auction. This year at 5:00 p.m. we will be treating our
buyers to a first class barbecue dinner. The food will be furnished by the Go
Texan barbecue teams and the OCLSA. We will end the dinner at 6:30 and then
start the auction at 7 p.m.” said OCLSA president Sabrina Gray. “The auction
is a great place for someone to buy some meat for their freezer. If they want
to buy the animal and donate it back to the student, that is okay also. We are a
chartered 501 C (3) organization.”
sponsors are: Orange Rotary Club, Total Chemicals, Samson, Orange Savings Bank,
Nance Meat Market, Prescribed Home Health Care, Heather Montagne Insurance
Agency, Pass Assured, and Widgeon Construction Inc.
concession stand sponsor is the Sabine Federal Credit Union
sponsor is Granger Chevrolet.
sponsors are: Vinton Feed, Firestone Community Federal Credit Union, Battery
Warehouse, Rockin’ O Ranch, Tri-Plex Industrial Safety Service, Reliable Dry
Cleaners, Katherine Frey, Like New Automotive, Tommy Gunn Attorney at Law,
Heather Montagne Insurance Agency, Widgeon Construction Inc.
Fairgrounds are located at Cohenour Road and Hwy 62 N, just south of Mauriceville.