The event highlights projects entered from young people all across Karnes County who compete for honors in livestock, clothing, handicraft, homemaking and other categories.
Shows and other activities at the Karnes County Youth Show Barn and grounds located on U.S. Highway 181 near Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital, get started on Thursday and continue through the Karnes County Youth Show Auction at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Members of Karnes County 4-H clubs, FCCLA members, FFA members and home economics class students are eligible to compete.
“The Board is excited to have added concrete in the barn area since last year’s show,” said Karnes County Youth Show Board President Debbie Liska. “New lighting and a sound system have just recently been added as well.”
“This year the commercial steers will have new pens,” Liska added. “Over the last few years, new pens or tie-ups have been added in each division area so now all species are taken care of.”
Liska said that this year a new silent auction has been added to the schedule.
“A silent auction for our handicraft division will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, from 4-7 p.m.,” Liska said. “In the past, the exhibitors took the items home. This year the exhibitors can sell the item(s) they have made.”
“As always, the KCYS Board invites everyone to come out to the show and watch our kids,” Liska said. “These kids put in extra hours of hard work to feed and fit their animal exhibits and this is their time to shine. The public is also encouraged to visit the Homemaking Building when the doors open at 3 p.m. on Friday to see the talents of our kids in baking, crafts, sewing and photography.”
See page 10A for a complete schedule.