On Dec. 9, the Stock Show Supporters’ Winter Classic Dash For Cash was held at the Henderson County Fair Park.

A total of 108 steers showed in Rings A and B, with 100 heifers shown. The goat show had 40 entries.

Show manager Adam Davis called the Dash For Cash a total success.

“Practically every 4-H and FFA chapter in Henderson County was represented either by projects shown or by volunteers who helped run the show,” Davis said.

Davis added that 24 volunteers from throughout the county were there to help make the show a success.

“Each and every one of these volunteers are to be commended for their hours of work and dedication to the youth of Henderson County,” he said.

The Stock Show Supporters is a buyers’ group formed in 2001 to benefit the members of the Henderson County 4-H and FFA chapters who show at the Henderson County Livestock Show. All of the proceeds from the Dash For Cash have been committed to the 2007 Premium Auction.

The Stock Show Supporters work with area businesses and individuals to purchase the champion projects at the livestock show. The Stock Show Supporters also strive to make the average selling price of all projects the most they can be by adding money to many projects.

This year’s Dash For Cash brought cattle and goats from many different parts of the state. Participants came to Athens from Hamilton, Galveston, College Station, Carthage, Bonham, Corsicana, Blue Ridge, McKinney, Prosper, Fairfield, Frankston, Santa Fe, Terrell and several other cities. Henderson County schools represented included Mabank, Eustace, Brownsboro, Malakoff, Cross Roads, Cayuga and Athens.

Davis reported that the participants were extremely positive in their comments about the show, the volunteers, the Henderson County Fairpark facility and accommodations they found in Athens. Many of the participants and their families travel every weekend to show their projects.

Plans are already being made for the second annual Stock Show Supporters’ Winter Classic Dash For Cash.

Any questions concerning the Stock Show Supporters or the Dash For Cash may be directed to Adam Davis at 903-275-2974, Ken McGee at 903-675-5777 or Danny Davis at 903-677-1474.

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