The County Fair is Osceola County’s largest annual event, filled with tradition, heritage and amazing family entertainment. A major part of the fair is the KVLS 4-H livestock show which Osceola County youth participate in for months to raise market animals like lambs, hogs, steer, and goats. At the completion of the project they have the opportunity to sell their animals at market auction during the fair, which compensates them for the expense of the project and their dedication.
Osceola County Commission Chairman Brandon Arrington and District 5 Commissioner Ricky Booth recently showed their support for local charities with the donation of beef and pork from livestock purchases they both made at this year’s KVLS 4-H Livestock market at the fair.
Chairman Brandon Arrington, who is the County Commissioner for District 3, and a supporter of youth in agriculture, purchased two hogs and a steer. He made the donation to local charities including the Osceola County Council on Aging and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Chase Jones, a junior at NeoCity Academy, raised one of the hogs purchased by Arrington and was on site to help deliver the meat to the charities. Chase has been in 4-H since he was 7 years old and is saving his money from his market animals for his college fund.
Commissioner Ricky Booth, for District 5, purchased Lillian Hoover’s hog during the annual 4-H Livestock sale. Hoover is an 8th grader at Harmony Middle and has been in 4-H since she was 5. Booth donated the meat to The Altar Community Church, Pantry Planters Inc. and Gray’s House of Hope.