4-H Livestock Show showcases local youth

Staff Report

For anyone who is tired of mundane Saturday afternoon chores or the same old thing every Saturday, like yard work, washing the car and cleaning the house, there is another option this weekend.

The annual Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show will be held on Saturday, starting at noon, at Lone Hickory Arena, 1950 Bethel Church Road, in Yadkinville. Admission to the show is free.

The annual Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show is a great opportunity for local youth to showcase their animals as well as the knowledge they gain from the projects. Youth from Davie, Yadkin and surrounding counties will be exhibiting their beef, sheep and goats for a chance to win championships, prizes and bragging rights.

These youth have been preparing their livestock projects over the spring and summer getting ready for this show and many other shows this fall. Most of these youth will compete at the Dixie Classic and NC State Fairs later this year. Through these livestock projects, youth learn important lifeskills like sportsmanship, animal management, dealing with adversity, time management, patience and others.

This will be the first show of the fall show season for some and the first show ever for others. But no matter the experience level, it is a wonderful sight to see the kids helping and encouraging each other throughout the show.

The show starts at noon but the public can come out early and watch the kids groom and prepare their livestock for the judge to evaluate. The concession stand at Lone Hickory Arena will be open and cooking plenty of good things to enjoy.

Those with questions or who need more information can contact the Extension Center at Davie County 336-753-6100 or Yadkin County 336-849-7908. These youth have worked hard and would appreciate the support.

Staff Report