NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2008
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

6TH ANNUAL FFA LIVESTOCK SHOW SET
FOR NOVEMBER 18-20

           FFA students in Galena Park ISD will have the opportunity to display their hard work during the 6th annual Livestock Show, Nov. 18-20 at the district Agricultural Facility, 2000 Holland Ave.
           Students will begin checking in market rabbits, market sheep, goats and swine, broilers, specialty projects, food, art, photography and horticulture at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Judging for broilers, market rabbits and specialty projects will begin at 5 p.m. with the market swine show, market goat show and marked sheep show to follow. Check-in for open goats, sheep and swine begins at 5:30 p.m. The open goat $5 jackpot showmanship will be held in ring A at 7:30 p.m. while the open swine $5 jackpot showmanship will be held in ring B at 7:30 p.m.
           The schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 19 includes the floral design competition and check-in for GPISD steers and heifers at 4 p.m. and check-in open steers and heifers at 5 p.m. The jackpot showmanship competition will begin at 7 p.m. with open steer show and then open heifer show to follow.
           The buyers’ appreciation luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 and the start of the live auction begins at noon.
           In addition to viewing student projects, those attending the event will have the opportunity to purchase live plants, live floral arrangements, art, photography and livestock. For more information Contact Vicki Johnson, director of career and technology education, at 832-386-1041.