42nd East Texas Poultry Festival is one for the record books
The 42nd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival is one for the record books — in more ways than one.
The Saturday night broiler show sale auction raised a record $157,000, according to AgriLife Extension Agent Lane Dunn.
“It was a new record at the sale,” Dunn said. “It was just overwhelming the amazing and incredible support this community showed our FFA and 4-H kids.”
Dunn said the last record sum for a broiler show came in 2011 during the height of the oil and gas drilling boom when $151,000 was raised.
Deborah Chadwick, executive director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, said the credit for the success goes to a dedicated core of volunteers.
“No event of this size takes place without a dedicated group of committee chairmen and volunteers who willingly gave of their time and energy,” she said. “I want to give a huge thank you to the many individuals, companies and organizations who contributed to the success of the East Texas Poultry Festival.”
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