Entering like a bull?
by Chip Latcham
Jan 24, 2014 | 276 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
If it’s freezing cold with a wintry mix pelting those who dare venture outside, that can mean only one thing: It’s time once again for the Bee County Junior Livestock & Homemakers Show.

We jest, kind of – although it seems these stock show-flavored events often have been greeted by less than ideal Chamber of Commerce weather in years past.

Only the BCJL&HS horse show will be held this Saturday, with conditions improving (the high is forecast near 60 under mainly clear skies). However, it probably will be a chilly start in the morning with events beginning at 9 o’clock at the Expo Center arena.

Next week a flurry of activities will be hosted at the Expo Center, with check-in of food, crafts and clothing, then the judging. Those homemaking projects will be followed by the animals, from rabbits and poultry to hogs and heifers.

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the premium sale will be featured, attracting buyers from all around the area. At noon, the awards luncheon will be held, followed by the auction at 2 p.m.

Later, that evening a Bull Bash, produced by Lloyd Koerth (owner of K-3 Bucking Bulls), will be staged with riding events beginning at 7:30. All of the profits from this bull ride will be donated to the Bee County Junior Livestock Scholarship Fund. Also, the South Texas Trail Ride wagons and horses will arrive, adding to the festivities there.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate because there will be a blizzard of hard-working young participants and their prize-winning projects, as well as fearless bull riders, including Bee County’s own Brandon Loya Jr., and rodeo fans.

Best of luck to all the contestants and our thanks to the judges, superintendents and show organizers and supporters; also, to the participants and officials with the Bull Bush.
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