32.	Kace Murphy

“Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve” is the National FFA Motto. Kilgore FFA members will display the “doing to learn” portion of this motto at the 2021 Kilgore FFA Project Show, which will be held March 26-27 at the Leon Gibson Memorial Ag Farm on FFA Road.

Last year we had to go to an online format due to COVID, but this year we will be live and in-person and bigger-than-ever!

Students will showcase their animals Friday beginning at 5 p.m., beginning with the Ag Mechanics show. Rabbits and chickens will show at 6 p.m., as well as goats, followed by lambs, pigs, steers and heifers. Students show in classes broken by weight (or age for heifers) and they also compete in Showmanship. Showmanship is where the judge will judge the person’s ability to show.

On Friday, the events will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a barbecue dinner being served at 5 p.m. Buyers will receive complimentary dinner tickets, all others can be purchased at the event for $10 each. The Sale of Champions will begin at 6 p.m. with highest placing projects being auctioned live.

Buyers can support FFA students by purchasing their projects (which cost a lot to raise). Once the project sells, the buyer can choose what they want to do with the item — and these are some of the best tasting projects around! Plus, the ag mechanic projects would look great in and around anyone’s home.

The money students earn from selling their projects is used to invest in the next year’s project or put into their college funds for after high school.

There will also be a raffle for large items, as well as a silent auction for smaller items that have been donated, including a 20-quart, hot pink Glitzy Girl Cooler by Toot Toots Boutique and brisket from Crazy Bob’s BBQ. If anyone would like to donate items, please contact cmurphy@kisd.org or mwagstaff@kisd.org.

Following the sale that night, we will have a dance along with live music from The Outlaw Republic Band. This dance is open to all, and we invite everyone to the Ag Farm to come and enjoy.

These students have shown hard work and dedication. The show is always something we look forward to and work hard to do well in. This is also a way for kids to gain show experience and exhibit their projects to the community.

I invite all who are interested to come down March 26-27 and see what these kids have achieved.

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