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Goliad County Fair Rodeo begins Thursday

LOURDES VAZQUEZ

By LOURDES VAZQUEZ
March 16, 2010 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated March 15, 2010 at 10:16 p.m.

The Goliad County Fair and PRCA Rodeo begins Thursday and students from Goliad's FFA and 4-H club will take part in the various divisions.

GOLIAD - More than 130 members of Goliad's FFA and 4-H clubs will take part in the Annual Goliad County Fair and PRCA Rodeo beginning Thursday.

"If you're not excited about animals, you can get excited about building," said E.J. Bammert, president of the fair association, who hopes the fair will appeal to all.

Becky Ham, 4-H program assistant, said as of March 12, she had received 582 entries for the homemaking division.

"Part of our objective is to open it up to as many people as possible," Bammert said.

Ham added that there may be more entries on the day of check-in for homemaking, which includes photography, crafts, food, horticulture and many more.

"Our goal is always life skills," said Ham, who adds this year in the homemaking division photographs will be judged on the photograph itself versus formatting .

Bammert said a larger push for agriculture mechanics submissions is also anticipated. This will be the second year for ag mechanics.

Projects submitted in all divisions will go up for auction, but not all students look forward to parting with their projects or animals.

"Most of these students are proud of their projects and don't want to sell," Bammert said.

The Goliad County Fair has been ranked one of the top 5 out of 342 small rodeos across the U.S. in the last couple of years, Bammert said.

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