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Fair proceeds despite storm
Trinity Standard - September 2008

TRINITY -- A power blackout earlier in the week and devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Ike was not enough to shut down the annual Trinity Community Fair.

The 59th annual fair got underway on schedule Friday, Sept. 19, only hours after all residents of Trinity had their electrical power reconnected by an army of utility workers.

After losing power on Saturday, Sept. 13, due to the storm, repair crews managed to begin restoring power to some areas of the city on Thursday, Sept. 18 and had the entire city reconnected by early Friday morning.

And while a number of events originally planned for the event were cancelled, the core activities -- including the youth livestock show and auction -- moved forward at full steam.

A total of 39 Trinity 4-H and FFA members exhibited animals this year and earned $54,175 in bids and post-auction “add ons.”

While the overall total generated by the auction was up from 2007, so were the number of animals exhibited and sold. Last year a total of 27 livestock entries were produced $45,300 (including add on contributions) for the local youngsters.

Another casualty of the storm was the Little Miss September Pageant hosted by Avalon Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. That event was cancelled when too few entries signed up to take part.

The number of vendors and craft booths also was down due to the storm as were the entries in the Division I contests, which including sewing, baking, produce, canning and fine arts.

Events that did take place including the annual fair queen’s contest. Katlyn Van Dyke, a senior at Trinity High School, won the title and was crowned Saturday following the fair parade.

Other girls who were competing for the queen’s crown this year included Brittany Gautreaux, Alexis Parker, Caren Walker, Vanessa Kemp and Abigail McCollum.

First place in the parade went to Wilber Colvin for his decorated antique farm tractor and trailer. Second place in the parade was awarded to the Trinity Pee Wee Cheerleaders float while third was claimed by the Carrico Family for their decorated pickup.

In the youth livestock auction held Saturday night, the grand champion steer was exhibited by Billy Mullins of the Trinity 4-H. It was sold to the 7-11 Social Club for $4,300.

The winning bid tops the $4,100 paid in 2006 but fell short of the $4,600 paid last year and the record $4,750 paid in 2004. The 7-11 Social Club buyers group was the winning bidder all of those years.

Other champion livestock entries included the swine exhibited by Phillip Lehew of the Trinity 4-H. The 285-pound animal was purchased by First National Bank of Trinity for $3,100.

The grand champion lamb was exhibited by Cairus Larsen of the Trinity 4-H. The Trinity Fair Traders buyers group purchased the 107-pound animal for $1,850.

The top goat in the show was shown by Brandy Wheeless of the Trinity 4-H. The 89-pound animal was purchased by Hillcrest Ford of Huntsville for $1,200.

Grand champion honors in the fryers division went to the pen of rabbits shown by Hannah Sample of the Trinity 4-H. Her rabbits were purchased by Brushy Creek of Huntsville for $1,600.

Reserve champion steer in the show was exhibited by Kyle Webb of the Trinity High School FFA. His 944-pound animal was purchased by the Adams Plaza Buyers Group for $4,000.

The second place swine was shown by Marci Rodriguez of the Trinity 4-H and the 260-pound animal was purchased by Jordan Dirt Contractors for a bid of $1,500.

Jessica Gonzales of the Trinity 4-H exhibited the second place lamb. The 113-pound animal was purchased by Hillcrest Ford for $900.

The reserve champion goat was shown by Alex Moro of the Trinity 4-H. It was sold to Romo’s Mexican Restaurant for $1,000.

Second place in the fryer division went to Madison Hudnall of the Trinity 4-H. The pen of rabbits was purchased by Hillcrest Ford for $1,200.

Among the buyers groups taking part in this year’s auction was the Trinity Buyer’s Group. Members included George and Theresa Gallagher, Westwood Shores Real Estate, William and Bennie Vann, Stubbs Feed Store, Waller-Thornton Funeral Home, Stayton Appraisal, Christian Home Builders, Joseph’s Restaurant, Morrison Construction, Ed and Sharon Bullion, McKinley Ranch, Larry and Diana Barak, Regina Rodriguez, Jim and Betty Simmons, Jim Underwood, Cornerstone Construction and Trinity County Real Estate.

2008 Fair Winners Livestock Show

Steers
CHAMPION: Billy Mullins (4-H). Steer purchased by the 7-11 Social Club buyers group for $4,300.

RESERVE CHAMPION: Kyle Webb (FFA). Steer purchased by Adams Plaza Buyers Group for $4,000.

3rd: Nicholas Rodriguez (4-H). Animal purchased by Jordan Dirt Contractors for $3,200.

Swine
CHAMPION: Phillip Lehew (4-H). Animal sold to First National Bank of Trinity for $3,100.

RESERVE CHAMPION: Marci Rodriguez (4-H). Animal sold to Jordan Dirt Contractors for $1,500.

3rd: Keaton Ogden (4-H). Animal sold to Hillcrest Ford for $1,500.

4th: Colton Elliott (4-H). Animal sold to Jordan Dirt Contractors for $2,300.

5th: J.R. Cribbs (FFA). Animal sold to the 7-11 Social Club for $1,800.

6th: Clayton Hall (4-H). Animal sold to Affordable Plumbing for $1,100.

7th: Michael Littleford (FFA). Animal sold to Longhorn Buyers for $1,000.

8th: Chelsie Musgrove (4-H). Animal sold to Lufkin Coca Cola for $1,250.

9th: Haley Burk (4-H). Animal sold to the Rocking Ranch of Onalaska for $1,300.

10th: Courtney Ellis (FFA). Animal sold to Vernon Mosley for $1,450.

Lambs
CHAMPION: Cairus Larsen (4-H). Animal sold to the Trinity Fair Traders buyers group for $1,850.

RESERVE CHAMPION: Jessica Gonzales (4-H). Animal sold to Hillcrest Ford for $900.

3rd: Cy Garza (4-H). Animal sold to Trinity Steel Fabricators for $600.

4th: Elizabeth Moro (4-H). Animal sold to Hillcrest Ford for $900.

5th: Tyler Musgrove (4-H). Animal sold to Trinity Steel Fabricators for $800.

6th: Josie Tindall (4-H). Animal sold to Lovelady State Bank for $800.

Goats
CHAMPION: Brandy Wheeless (4-H). Animal sold to Hillcrest Ford for $1,200.

RESERVE CHAMPION: Alex Moro (4-H). Animal sold to Romo’s Mexican Restaurant for $1,000.

3rd: Amiee Martell (4-H). Animal sold to the Trinity County Farm Bureau for $1,000.

4th: Brandy Phillips (4-H). Animal sold to Hillcrest Ford for $500.

5th: Brooke Bogs (4-H). Animal sold to Hillcrest Ford for $1,100.

6th: Kaitlyn Turman (4-H). Animal sold to the Trinity Buyers Group for $800.

7th: Kolby Lane (4-H). Animal sold to Vernon Mosley for $800.

Fryers
CHAMPION: Hannah Sample (4-H). Pen sold to Brushy Creek for $1,600.

RESERVE CHAMPION: Madison Hudnall (4-H). Pen sold to Hillcrest Ford for $1,200.

3rd: Dalton McWilliams (4-H). Pen sold to Romo’s Mexican Restaurant for $550.

4th: Micayla Hudnall (4-H). Pen sold to Hillcrest Ford for $800.

5th: Cyndal McWilliams (4-H). Pen sold to Hillcrest Ford for $400.

6th: Hunter Thompson (4-H). Pen sold to T.J. McFarland for $400.

7th: Colton Campbell (4-H). Pen sold to the First National Bank of Trinity for $400.

8th: Morgan Connor (4-H). Pen sold to Lewis Rhodes and T.J. McFarland for $700.

9th: Michayla McWilliams (4-H). Pen sold to the Trinity Buyers Group for $550.

10th: Evelyn Burton (4-H). Pen sold to First Community Bank for $700.

11th: Laci Emmons (4-H). Pen sold to Kembro Construction for $850.

12th: Dakota McWilliams (4-H). Pen sold to the Trinity Buyers Group for $750.

13th: Katlyn Warren (4-H). Pen sold to Hillcrest Ford for $800.

 

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