A couple with young children has taken on facilitating a youth livestock show. This spring is their third show.
Adam and Hannah Montee hosted a youth livestock show in the spring of 2021 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds to offer kids an opportunity to showcase their animals.
This was because so many livestock shows had been shut down due the COVID 19 Pandemic.
“We have 3 kids who are in 4-H now and show lambs, goats and calves, plus a 2-year old who can’t wait to show,” Hannah said.
At that 2021 show, 100 calves were shown by 60 exhibitors from six states, and $1,000 in cash and prizes were given away, according to Hannah.
“Our goal the first year was to raise $2,000 for updates to wash racks at the Crawford County Fairgrounds,” she said. “With help from sponsors, we are hopeful the project will be completed soon.”
In 2022, the Montees changed venues for the show to Fort Scott and had over 70 kids showing 150 animals.
“We also needed full use of the fairgrounds – exhibitors able to stall in the barns, inside space, etc. and we did not have access to that at the Crawford County fairgrounds,” she said.
This year they are adding lambs to the livestock show: a prospect and possibly a progress lamb show on Friday night, March 17.
The Montees are looking for more business sponsors for this year’s show. There are different level of sponsorships from $100 to $500.
“Any sponsorship money goes directly to prizes for the kids,” she said.
Contact her at 620.704.4196 or email [email protected]