By KAROLYN GEPHART
The 2018 Pearland ISD Livestock Show and Career Expo will be held Sept. 13-15 and many groups have been working hard in preparation for the big annual event.
Activities for the three days are happening at Turner College and Career High School at 4717 Bailey Road in Pearland.
On Thursday, Sept. 13 activities include a petting zoo and check ins for both art and culinary exhibitors. All livestock for the show will check in on this date also. The Culinary Judging will happen from 5 to 6 p.m. and the Goat Show begins at 6 p.m. with the champion presentation at the end.
The Lamb Show begins at 7 p.m.
Petting zoo continues on Friday, Sept. 14 along with the viewing of art and an open cattle check in. The Steer Show begins at 6 p.m. The Steer Showmanship winner, Non Expo Cattle Showmanship, and Champion Art Presentation will follow. The Swine Show begins at 7 p.m. with the Swine Showmanship at its conclusion.
The Career Expo Auction will be Saturday, Sept. 15 in the Turner College and Career High School Cafeteria. The Buyers Dinner will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The Live Auction will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Title sponsor for this year’s three day event is Darryl and Linda Wischnewsky of Bayway Chevrolet in Pearland.
2018 Auction Event Sponsor is Jimmy Pouncey and family from AE Assurance Electric, Commercial Electrical Contractor.
This year the expo will have eight private donor scholarships and three expo scholarships. The scholarship donors include the O’Day Family, Richard D. Wagoner, Roddy Ordeneaux, the Patro Family, Jason and Stephanie Bossley, Jerry and Kim Koza, Jr., Carrillo Family, and Joe Koza.
The new 2018 Arena Sign Sponsor is Fresh Look Lawn and Tree Services and returning sponsors for the arena sign are Westside Veterinary Hospital and Maggie McFarland of Remax Pearland Home Team.
Spring Creek BBQ is the 2018 Auction Dinner Sponsor.
Specialty sponsors include Cap Donors Koza’s, Allied Fire Protection and Assurance Electric; PA System Rental Donor NN Services LLC and Photography Donor Heritage Bank.
The PISD Livestock Show is designed to develop character, leadership, cooperation and citizenship in the youth of this community.
The livestock show is a community activity in which students of Agricultural Science earn the privilege to exhibit their work, according to show officials. To assure the continuity of the Agricultural Science program, the young Jr. FFA members in the Pearland community are invited to participate.
The Pearland ISD Livestock Show is closely aligned with the aims and purposes of the National FFA organization.
Through active participation in the livestock show, the students learn by doing. By actually developing skills, earning the awards and receiving the recognition, the Pearland ISD Livestock Show provides the opportunity for students to achieve personal goals and set standards to become a productive citizen, show officials report.
For more information check out the website at www.pearlandisd.org or call Hunter Morgan at 713-480-9758.