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Welcome to Henderson County Livestock Show
 
Welcome to the 59 th Annual Henderson County Livestock Show. We are dedicated to having another record year just as we did at the 58 th HCLS. This can only be done with the hard work and commitment of our exhibitors, parents, FFA advisors, 4-H leaders, volunteers and buyers. These groups come together to make the Henderson County Livestock Show a premier event in East Texas.

Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success; it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” This is a great starting point for this message. During the show you will see great success; it is the cumulative effort of the exhibitors, parents, leaders, volunteers and buyers that make this show successful. Exhibitors have poured their heart, soul, and sweat into their projects to try and have a champion, a class winner or just make the sale. Parents and leaders have tried to guide these young agriculturalists
 
  toward the right path. Volunteers have given their time and experience to get prepared, and buyers have invested in the youth of today and leaders of tomorrow. All of this summed up becomes the Henderson County Livestock Show.

The 58 th Annual Show experienced a record sale, with close to $600,000 in sales from the premium auction, commercial heifer sale, and project show. There was approximately $55,000 in scholarships awarded to deserving Henderson County students involved in agriculture. We said good luck and farewell to our 73 graduating seniors at the 4 th annual senior reception with a fine meal served up by Jeff Cade and Bar C Enterprise. We want to wish these students good luck in their future plans. We also want them to remember that the hard work and dedication they displayed during their show careers will serve them well in the future. I am honored to serve as the president for the 2018-2019 Henderson County Livestock show. I would like to invite everyone to come by and witness the successes of our Henderson County youth. If you get the opportunity, please visit the Henderson County Livestock Show website at hclsathens.com. Also, go by and thank our gate sponsors: Boot Barn, Aqua Texas, Benson’s Eats and Treats and Henderson County Title. If you are interested in joining the livestock show association, we meet on the second Monday of every odd month at 7pm in the TVCC Agriculture building.

Once again, thank you to all the volunteers and the generous buyers. I hope everyone has a great show and finds success at the 59 Annual Henderson County Livestock Show.

Chuck McHam, President
Henderson County Livestock Show Association
 
 
   
     
  2019 schedule of events  
     
 
  Officers and Directors  
 
 
President Chuck McHam
Vice President / Arena Events Linda Pillans
Vice President / Grounds Keeping John Weaver
Vice President / Judged Events Coy Worden
Vice President / Public Relations Kate Marshall
Secretary Tobie Herrington
Assistant Secretary Alicea Elliott
Treasurer Alisha Mikkelesen
Parlamentarian Derek Sims
Past President Adam Davis
2018 - 2019 Directors Terry Douglas
Ken McGee
Kelly Holt
2018 - 2020 Directors Thomas Faulk
Josh Fulgham
Gary Fulton
 
 
  Mission statement  
 
  The purpose of this Association shall be to educate the residents, particularly the young people of Henderson County, Texas, and surrounding communities on the agricultural industry by conducting public fairs and exhibitions. The purpose shall be realized by working with County Agents, Family Consumer Sciences Agents, Ag Science teachers, 4-H leaders and 4-H, FFA, and FCCLA youth; and by conducting demonstrations on farm life, including agricultural techniques, farm equipment, livestock exhibits and other projects, with explanations of such exhibits provided by trained persons. Contests shall be held and prizes awarded to exhibitors showing the best projects in categories aimed at obtaining the interest of young people in agriculture and educating them in the newest and best techniques of farming, livestock raising and homemaking.  
 
  Need more information? Please contact us at 903-681-3162 and we will be glad to help you in any way that we can. Thank you for your interest in the Henderson County Livestock Show.  
 
Henderson County Livestock Show
PO Box 1372 :: Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-681-3162 :: Email: hclsathens@gmail.com

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