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Livestock show activities getting underway

January 26, 2012

10-year-old Jessie Smith busily gets her pig Pinky ready for the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show. Activities are set to take place from now through Saturday. PHOTO BY DON RICE

Activities surrounding the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show are getting underway!
At 4 p.m. today, the concession stand will open at the Hutchinson County Aluminum Dome, where the show is being held. All species except steers and heifers must be unloaded and penned. All photos except for the steers and heifers will be taken tomorrow evening.
At 7 p.m., all weight cards must be in the possession of the board/secretary treasurer for all breeds except swine. Swine weight cards must be turned in by 8 p.m. The concession stand will close at 10 p.m. Thursday evening.
On Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, the concession stand will open at the dome at 8 a.m. The opening flag ceremony will take at 8:45 a.m., and the goat show will begin at 9 a.m., along with PeeWee Showmanship (4-8 year old siblings) – goats.
Immediately following the goat show will be the lamb show, along with PeeWee Showmanship (4-8 year old siblings) – lambs. The heifer show will begin 30 minutes after the lamb show concludes, and will be followed by the steer show.
Steer/heifer pictures will be taken after their shows, and the presentation of hustler buckles will take place. The swine show will begin at 2 p.m., and the retiring of the flag will follow the swine show. The concession stand will close at 10 p.m.
On Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, the flag raising ceremony will be held at Graced Land East, and the sale and auction will begin immediately after the ceremony.
Tickets are required for table seating, and there will be open seating in the bleachers for general admission attendance. General admission is $5 per person. At the close of the sale, general admission guests will be asked to leave.
From 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., a dinner and exhibitor dance will take place in the Graced Land East Cafeteria. Dinner will be catered by 287, and dance music will be provided by Agave Posse.

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