Extension Agent: DeWitt County Pecan Show Monday, Tuesday

Nov. 9, 2010 at 5:09 a.m.

Anthony Netardus

Anthony Netardus

By Anthony Netardus

The DeWitt County Pecan Show will be on Monday and Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church Parish Hall in Cuero.

The Awards Banquet and Program will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All pecan producers and other interested persons are invited to attend. The cost is $8 per person which includes a barbecue meal.

A program on the Rasberry Crazy Ant will be presented by Bart Drees, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomologist. This program is being sponsored by the DeWitt County Leadership Advisory Board.

Pecan entries are open to DeWitt, Victoria, Lavaca, Goliad, Gonzales and Karnes counties. The entries need to be brought by the DeWitt County Extension Office by 5 p.m. Monday, or dropped off at the St. Michael's Catholic Church Parish Hall by 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Along with the pecan show, there will be a Pecan Food Show on Monday. Information on the Food Show can be picked up at the county extension office. As part of the Pecan Food Show, there will be a pecan pie contest with the winners from the youth and adult divisions receiving a $25 cash prize. Food show entries will go on sale to the public from 4 to 6 p.m. that afternoon.

A Children's Poster Contest for ages 6-12 will also be conducted. Money will be awarded to three places. Information on the poster contest is available at the extension office.

The DeWitt County Extension Education clubs will sponsor a soup and sandwich luncheon from 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday. Drinks and dessert will also be available. Free-will donations will be accepted for each meal.

If you have any questions, you can call Anthony Netardus at the DeWitt County Extension Office at 361-275-0816.

Anthony Netardus is a DeWitt County Extension Agent - Agriculture.



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