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Local 4–H Chick Chain project compete for Championship title

Front Row (L-R) Chloe Johnson, Eric Chant, Gavin Stout, Mason Sluder, Landon Greene, Jason Simcox,
River Sams; Back Row (L-R) Sean Trivett, Alex Young, Hailey Chant, Corbin Presnell, and Dalton Ward. Submitted photo

By Danielle Pleasant

The annual 4-H poultry show and sale was held on Saturday, August 31st at the Longhorn Auction Company.
This event marks the culmination of another successful 4-H Chick Chain project. The Chick Chain is a traditional 4-H project that allows students to raise chickens from chicks to pullets and eventually to lay hens.
Along the way, 4-H’ers learn responsibility, ethical decision-making, and many other life skills. The project wraps up with 4-H’ers entering their best pullets in the show and competing for the title of the Bill Brookshire Poultry Champion, named after longtime supporter Bill Brookshire.
With the passing of Mr. Brookshire, Chris and Bonnie Reece of Johnson County Bank as well as Teresa Sillstrop presented the awards in honor of their father.
All the pullets entered were auctioned with proceeds going to 4-H to support the continuation of the Chick Chain for many years to come. Congrats to Corbin Presnell being named this year’s Bill Brookshire Poultry Champion.
River Sams took home reserve champion followed by Dalton Ward with the 3rd place pullets.

Winners Photo: Chris Reece, Bonnie Reece, Corbin Presnell, Dalton Ward,
River Sams, and Teresa Sillstrop. Submitted photo

Thanks to all the 4-H’ers, parents, buyers and volunteers as well as Johnson County Bank, Longhorn Auction Company, and Tri-State Growers Co-Op for supporting the 4-H chick chain project.