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HC Junior Ag Mechanics back with bigger show


The Hill Country District Junior Agriculture Mechanics Show, held in conjunction with the Hill Country Junior Livestock Show, offers an expanded show for 2013.
The Ag Mechanics Show will be held from 8 am until 4 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 15, with the cutting torch contest beginning at 10 am. Location is in the old show barn on the east side of the Hill Country Junior Livestock Show Grounds in Kerrville on Highway 27 toward Centerpoint.
New additions this year will include a tractor contest and added prize and scholarship money.
As usual, the highest placing individual student will take away a $1,000 scholarship from Sietz Fundraising of Fredericksburg. The second highest placing individual student will receive a $500 scholarship from Back 40 Supply of Kerrville. The highest placing senior of the cutting torch competition will be awarded a $500 scholarship to the Tulsa Welding School.
The grand champion of the cutting torch competition will receive a self-darkening welding helmet and a silver belt buckle and the reserve champion will take home a silver belt buckle.
This year, the show has added scholarship money for other winning projects. There will also be a wide array of high quality prizes such as shop tools, welding machines and cutting tools for division and showmanship winners.
The tractor contest will feature students who have restored old, rundown tractors to their original condition - a long and tedious process. Often students will spend hundreds of hours on these projects.
Officials and volunteers with the Agricultural Mechanics Show invite everyone to attend so they will see what the future of the Hill Country can produce.
Also, those interested in sponsoring or volunteering should contact Rick Boles at 830-739-8957 or Mark Dunning at 830-377-3058.