The Brazos Valley Fair & Expo is pleased to announce that the Fair will be presenting scholarships this year to two 2013 graduating seniors from high schools in the Fair’s designated eight county region.
The inaugural 2012 Brazos Valley Fair had an excellent first year. The four day fair and rodeo attracted over 16,000 attendees, had over 900 entries in livestock and competitive events and awarded over $33,000 in premiums to the exhibitors and contestants. The Fair was also awarded the Best New CPRA Rodeo of the Year and received numerous marketing awards at the 2013 Texas Events Summit.
An extremely successful first year has allowed the Fair to award the new scholarships to deserving youth in the Brazos Valley. These scholarships will be awarded through the Texas 4-H Foundation during the annual 4-H Round-Up that will be held June 10-12, at Reed Arena on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. These first two scholarships will be presented in honor of two gentlemen whose passion and leadership were instrumental in helping build the Brazos County Exposition Complex which eventually led to the establishment of the Brazos Valley Fair & Expo. These two individuals were former Brazos County Officials; Commissioner Carey Cauley, and Judge Al Jones.
First Year Scholarships will be given in honor of two former Brazos County Officials
The Brazos Valley Fair & Expo is also pleased to announce that the 2013 Youth Western Art Show will be held again this year with judging scheduled for May 18th at the Expo Complex. The Fair welcomes Scott & White Healthcare as the new sponsor for this year’s Art Show. Important changes for this year’s contest include both age requirements and student eligibility. Participation will now be open to all students – public, private and those home schooled from kindergarten through 12th grade that reside or attend school in the Fair’s eight county region.
The 2012 Youth Western Art Contest Grand Champion Overall
By Brooke Strickland, A&M Consolidated High School
The primary purpose of the Fair’s Youth Western Art Show is to encourage and promote the education and appreciation of our Western heritage. Types of art eligible for the contest include illustrations, photos, and sculptures that have a Western art theme and represent the heritage and lifestyle of the west; historical or present day.” Entries for the Youth Western Art Show are currently being accepted and must be at the Fair office no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, May 16th.
The Fair continues it’s never ending quest to achieve its stated mission of “Showcasing Agriculture, Education, & Youth to enhance our Texas Culture.” The Brazos Valley Fair & Exposition invites everyone to experience the 2013 Fair, September 5-8 2013, at the Brazos County Expo Complex.
For further information on the Fair visit www.BrazosValleyFair.com
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