Last updated: July 31. 2014 10:55AM - 117 Views
By Phil Rucker Yadkin Extension Center

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For those dreading another Saturday of doing the same old things like yard work, washing the car and cleaning the house, they instead can make plans to do something different and in the process show support to local youth.

The annual Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show will be held Aug. 9, starting at noon. The show will be held at Lone Hickory Arena on Bethel Church Road, in Yadkinville. Admission to the show is free.

The annual Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show is an opportunity for local youth to showcase their animals and 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 N.C. State fairs later this year. Through these livestock projects, youth learn important life skills 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 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.

For questions or more information, contact the Extension Center at Davie County 336-753-6100 or Yadkin County 336-679-2061.

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