|HCLS General Membership Meeting
September 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the TVCC Ranch Management Building.
|It is with great honor that I put pen to paper in writing my first communication for the HCLS website, as newly elected President of the Henderson County Livestock Show. After accepting the nomination of President for the next two year term, I would like to start this correspondence out with a great big THANK YOU!!
The 54th Annual Henderson County Livestock Show was once again a record setting year! Our 2014 Premium Auction, Commercial Heifer Sale, Project Show Sale and Scholarship proceeds well surpassed the Half- Million Dollar mark once again! This is truly outstanding! As our community continues their unwavering support of our Annual Livestock Show, not only financially, but with tireless volunteer time and work, the FFA students and 4H members of our county continue
|to be the benefactors of one of the best County Livestock Shows in our great state of Texas. Once again. THANK YOU!
I would also like to say a big THANK YOU to the Project Buyers that continue to support our show annually and our new Gate Sponsors. As we continue to hear the mainstream media talk about unemployment rates, the overall state of our economy, and financial struggles across our nation, the buyers of Henderson County continue to support the future Agricultural leaders of our community by always “stepping up to the plate” with their financial commitments to insure that our Livestock Show remains an outstanding venue in which to showcase the hard work and efforts of our young people.
Finally, I would like to say a big THANK YOU to the countless volunteers that work diligently to make our show what it has become today. You may think that a show of this nature “just happens”. On the contrary my friends. The hours of planning, preparation, and work that takes place behind the scenes, is second to none, and without the commitment of this volunteer aspect of our show, the Henderson County Livestock Show would cease to exist as we know it today.
It would be impossible to for me to mention all of the volunteers that make this show the success that it is today, so I won’t even try. However, you all know who you are, and I just want to say THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart, for your continued excellent work. In addition, if you haven’t ever volunteered for the HCLS, or haven’t volunteered in a while, please get involved. Our general membership meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every other month at the TVCC Ranch Management Building on the TVCC Main Campus. We would love to see new faces in our membership, and I can assure you that your work with the HCLS will be greatly appreciated.
As there is no rest for the weary, our plans for the 55th Henderson County Livestock Show are well underway. The show dates have been set for April 6-11, 2015. Our FFA and 4H participants are starting to secure their new projects, our superintendents are contacting judges and the volunteers are working to insure that 2015 is another record setting year!
I hope everyone has a great summer and we’ll look forward to seeing everyone at our 2015 Show!!
|■ 2014-2015 Officers and Directors|
|■ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org