Four-day county fair launches Wednesday

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Mexia FFA student David Sarabia, 13, exercises the Yorkshire pig he is raising to show in the Limestone County Fair and Youth Livestock Show March 26-29. Hundreds of children across the county are preparing for the event, whether they are showing animals or entering food items, or sewn or agricultural mechanical projects. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Hundreds of youths and their parents are making final preparations for the Limestone County Fair and Youth Livestock Show, coming up Wednesday through Saturday, March 26-29.
Cattle are having their fur clipped, pigs are being washed, goats and sheep are being groomed, chickens and rabbits are being prepared; and 4-H and FFA students who plan to enter food dishes, sewn items, artwork or agricultural mechanics projects are putting the final touches on their entries.
Residents who don’t have a child involved may help make the event a success by simply attending the fair, said David Groschke, Limestone County’s AgriLife Extension Agent of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“I certainly invite everyone in the county and everyone in the community to come out and watch the youth involved in the 4-H and FFA exhibit their projects,” Groschke said. “For a lot of these kids, they’ve had their animals nine to 11 months if they were involved in the steer project. Even the rabbits, they’ve had for two months. A lot of hard work went into these projects.”
The event is held at the County Fairgrounds in Groesbeck. Admission is free, and so is parking.

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