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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Henderson County Livestock Show’s website.  We hope that the site is useful and easy to navigate.  The 56th Annual HCLS was held April 4-9, 2016 and once again it was a great success! I want to extend a personal thank you to all of the exhibitors, parents, FFA Advisors, 4-H Leaders, volunteers and buyers that make this show a success. Without each of you, the show would not be the GREAT show that we each know and love.

I would encourage everyone who is able to come out next year April 3-8, 2017 and enjoy the many different activities that this eventful week has in store at the Henderson County Fair Park Complex.
 
 
You can witness months of feeding, grooming and caring for animal projects come to an end as well as months of cutting, welding, and fabrication of shop projects arrive completed and ready for judges. While you will be able to see the finished products, what most do not realize is the countless hours that are committed by the students, parents, Advisors, Leaders and volunteers that make this busy week enjoyable and rewarding. 

We want to extend a special thank you to a few local businesses that covered the expense of the gate fee and allowed for free entrance to the show: Aqua Texas, Mooyah & Schlotzsky’s, Lone Star Western Wear & Benson’s Eats and Treats!  I would encourage you to frequent these businesses and thank them for their generous support of our organization!  I also want to thank all of the local individuals and businesses that participate annually through their contributions to the Stock Show Supporters.  This group has been instrumental in the annual success of the Premium Auction which is when the students are able to receive monetary recognition of their efforts through the sale ring.

2016 marked the 2nd Annual Senior reception that was held during the show to honor the graduating seniors and their parents.  Jeff Cade served up some of his fine cuisine and Elder Dodge was the sponsor of the reception.  As with anything in life, the final time is always emotional and for these graduating seniors and their family, the last lap around the ring is always difficult.  We take this opportunity to congratulate them on their accomplishments throughout their show careers and to make sure that they along with their families know that we are truly proud of them and their dedication to our local agricultural programs.

Finally, I would like to once again say THANK YOU to the numerous volunteers that work diligently throughout the year to make our show what it has become today!  A show of this caliber does not “just happen.”  The countless hours of planning, preparation, and work that takes place behind the scenes is second to none, and without the commitment of these volunteers our show, the Henderson County Livestock Show, would not be as successful as it has become. 

I personally have had the opportunity to grow up and was actively involved at the HCLS as an exhibitor, volunteer and now with my own son participating and can honestly say that there is not another show around that runs as smoothly and efficiently as ours.  I am honored to be serving as the President of this organization for 2016-2017 and would encourage everyone to attend our General Membership meetings.  We meet the second Monday of every odd month at 7pm at the TVCC Agricultural Building on the TVCC Main Campus here in Athens.  If you would like to become more involved in our association, or volunteer to assist in any way, please give us a call or contact one of our members.  We are always looking for new members who are willing to give of themselves to encourage the youth of agriculture in our community. 

Come see us in 2017!
Adam Davis, President
Henderson County Livestock Show Association
 
 
   
  2017 schedule of events  
 
  Officers and Directors  
 
 
President J. Quade
Vice President / Arena Events Ward Wilbanks
Vice President / Grounds Keeping John Weaver
Vice President / Judged Events Ken McGee
Vice President / Public Relations Terry Douglas
Secretary Tobie Herrington
Assistant Secretary Alicea Elliott
Treasurer Alisha Mikkelsen
Past President Danny Davis
2015 - 2016 Directors Randy Teague
Scott Cotten
Carolyn Tyler
2016 - 2017 Directors Paige Almon
Derek Sims
Coy Worden
 
 
  Mission statement  
 
  The purpose of this Association shall be to educate the residents, particularly the young people of Henderson County, Texas, and surrounding communities on the agricultural industry by conducting public fairs and exhibitions. The purpose shall be realized by working with County Agents, Family Consumer Sciences Agents, Ag Science teachers, 4-H leaders and 4-H, FFA, and FCCLA youth; and by conducting demonstrations on farm life, including agricultural techniques, farm equipment, livestock exhibits and other projects, with explanations of such exhibits provided by trained persons. Contests shall be held and prizes awarded to exhibitors showing the best projects in categories aimed at obtaining the interest of young people in agriculture and educating them in the newest and best techniques of farming, livestock raising and homemaking.  
 
  Need more information? Please contact us at 903-681-3162 and we will be glad to help you in any way that we can. Thank you for your interest in the Henderson County Livestock Show.  
 
Henderson County Livestock Show
PO Box 1372 :: Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-681-3162 :: Email: hclsathens@gmail.com

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