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JACKSONVILLE, OCTOBER 25, 2017 -- The Annual Hay Show & Sale was held on Tuesday, October 24th, at the Cherokee County Exposition Center in Jacksonville. This annual event raised a grand total of $17,450 dollars. A total of 24 hay samples were auctioned to raise funds for scholarships for the youth in Cherokee County. The Grand Champion Hay Producer was Steve Langston, Hay Crude Protein 18.19%, purchased by Tri County Livestock for $1275. The Reserve Grand Champion was Kenny Derrington ,Hay Crude Protein 16.85%, purchased by Tri County Livestock for $625. Proceeds benefit the Cherokee County Scholarship fund, for the youth of Cherokee County attending college. Awards created by Congratulations!, were presented to the Top Hay Buyers of 2016, Heritage Land Bank, Tri County Livestock, Wayne Berry and Techline. Prior to the auction the crowd was treated to a BBQ Dinner prepared and served by the Cherokee County FFA and 4H students.
A big thank you goes out to all of our generous sponsors and buyer’s, Adams Cherokee Storage, American Legion Post 152, Austin Bank-Jacksonville, Austin Bank-Rusk, Bobby’s Tire & Auto, Bolton Cattle Co., Casey Aviation, Capps-Capco Construction, Capco Engineering, Inc., Charles Jasper, Cherokee County Electric CO-OP, Cherokee County Farm Bureau, Cherokee Ranch Golf Club, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Citizen’s 1st Bank, Connie Nice, CPA, CPB Solutions, Dale Cavazos, Debbie Kerzee, Dick & Janice Stone, Dogwood Sales, Emily Morrow, Evans Air Conditioning & Heating, Fellowship Bible Church, George Nelson, Heath & Heath Hardware, Heritage Land Bank, Jacksonville College, Jacksonville Citizen’s Police Academy, Jacksonville Insurance Agency, James Batton, Kiwanis Club, Kenny & Patsy McLeod, Klein Ranch, Mary Turney-Woolery, NBF Finance Co., Pat McCown, Pearman Motor Co., Porter Pharmacy, Prosperity Bank, Randy Gorham, CPA, Rusk FFA, Scholtzsky’s, Southside Bank, Steele’s Fertilizer, Techline, Tony Murray, Tri County Live Stock, Trimble & Company, Tyler Junior College, Wayne Berry and Westbrook Car Care Center.
This event would not be possible if it were not for these hay producers, Steve Langston, Kenny Derrington, Charles Jasper, Wayne Beal, Bessie Lankford, Jerry Scruggs, Pat McCown, Grady Underwood, Hershel Garner, Kelly Traylor, Patrick Reagan, Byron Underwood, Jeff Duplichain, Bill McKnight, Underwood Farms, Walter Klein, Frank Waggoner, Wayne Berry, Roger Berry, Justin Underwood, Michael Davis, Billy Lankford, Jacob Crowley and Charles Odom.
Thank you to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Cherokee County Exposition Center and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee. Serving on the Agri-Business Committee are Co-Chairmen Roland Adams and Charles Dickerson, Andy Calcote, Chairman of the Board, Britian McKinney, Chair Elect, Judy Batton, Community Development Division Chair and committee members, Aaron Low, Bruce Mehlenbacher, Rev. David Butler, Randy Gorham, Wayne Berry, Jack Webb and Brian Martin.
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