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Channelview FFA Livestock Show events set to begin April 4-9

Last’s year auctioning of the Reserve Grand Champion steer.
Last’s year auctioning of the Reserve Grand Champion steer.

The Channelview FFA will hold its 53rd annual Livestock Show April 4-9 at the Allen Hall Fairgrounds, located on Wood Drive in Channelview.

The FFA will host a horticulture plant sale at the Channelview High School greenhouse from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, April 4. Show activities will begin Tuesday night at 6 p.m. with the broiler show, followed by the meat pen of rabbits show and concluding with the breeding rabbits.

Move in and weighing of all the market animals will occur on April 6. Later that evening, the sheep and meat goat shows will start at 6:30 p.m. The home economics non-food items will move in Thursday, April 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. and the swine show will begin at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, April 8, the adult and student home economics exhibits will move in from 7-9 a.m. with the judging at 11 a.m. Later that day, the cattle show will be held starting at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Channelview FFA Parade will start at 10 a.m., Saturday April 9. The parade route will leave from Schochler Elementary, proceed east down Woodforest and north on Sheldon Road into the stadium parking area. The auction sale of placing market animals will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact Suzanne Hutchins at 281-457-7310. For inquires about having a food booth (for non-profit organizations), call Lisa Sowell at 713-703-0564. The Mighty Thomas Carnival will open on Wednesday, March April 6, with a special preview price for all rides from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. The carnival will continue the remainder of the week with a double session for rides on Saturday.