The 86th annual Mason County Livestock Show will be held on January 7th and 8th. As the oldest single continuous event in Mason County, the livestock show has a rich history of touching the lives of generations of youth in this county. From an event that began on the square in Mason, to the county fairgrounds, to the now present site at the community building, the show has evolved, but still continues to be an important event to so many youth.
Over the past years, we have shown many of the photos of past generations of Mason youth and their projects. This year we would like to showcase several of our current participants and their projects. Early in the morning or late in the evening, no matter the weather, these youth care for their projects.
We hope that you can be a part of this year’s show and support our present generation of Mason County youth.
Below is the first article. The picture is Alexandra and Eliza Cope and pigs, Evander Holyfield and George Foreman.
If you want to be in stock show, the first thing you need is a place for your animal to live. The place can’t be too far away from your house because you will feed them every day. Then, you will need to get your animals. This is where my Dad comes in handy. After he brings the pigs to their new home, my sister Eliza and I get to meet them. I like to give them names that match their personalities. One of my first pigs was named Rowdy because he was very rowdy. My best pig ever was named Bud because he was friendly like a good buddy. This year we have some pigs that fight all the time. One has a bad ear that Dad named Holyfield and the others are named Tyson and George Foreman.
To take care of them, you have to feed, water, walk, and brush them. My least favorite part is cleaning out their pens! My favorite part is being at the show with my animals.