A half a million bucks! TVE 2020

With the unusual year of 2020 came some unusual ways of handling the Trinity Valley Exposition Youth Livestock Show and Auction. The kids got to show their projects and were able to sell them as well. But there was no rodeo, no carnival, no expo hall, no nightly entertainment. It was back to what its purpose is, helping the youth of Liberty and Chambers counties. When auctioneer Brady Hanson set the gavel down the last time Saturday afternoon, the auction was nearing a half a million dollars according to Gina Worthy manager for the TVE. It started strong with the first up on the auction block, the grand champion market steer belonging to Keilee Day Tarkington FFA. A $19,000 bid from Colony Ridge bought that grand champion. A $9500 bid from Burton Construction and Colony Ridge took home the reserve champion steer shown by Hayden Coleman Plum Grove 4H. In total the Grand and Reserve portion of the sale brought in $119,699. Again, at the conclusion of Saturdays Youth Livestock Auction, Gina Worthy TVE manager said they were nearing $500,000 without add on’s. Congratulations, job well done in a most unusual year.

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