It is almost that time again as the annual Delta County Fair and Livestock Show is planned for Saturday, April 11, 2015.
The music is lined up and ready to commence the day long events. According to Chamber office manager Gracie Young, opening ceremonies have been coordinated by B.K. Moody.
8:30 a.m. Cooper High School Mighty Maroon Marching Band will perform
9:00 a.m. Johnny Thompson Jr.
10 a.m. Teresa Hanson
11 a.m. B.K. Moody
Noon until 2 p.m. Hanah Breck's Scattered Proof Band
The Delta County Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the Maroon & Gray Foundation with a $1,000 check to kick off the County Fair happenings. During the Livestock Show the Lions Club of Cooper, Texas will be fundraising for their scholarship award by selling sausage biscuits for $2 each and juice for $1. The Club will also be hosting Cow Pattie Bingo with tickets selling for $10 each for a chance to win $250 or 25 percent of the gross raised.
The day will continue with vendors throughout the City Park and a fun kids’ zone. Nan Beeler Pet Clinic with be available with needed shots for your pets.
Highlighting the morning will be the annual Firefighters Challenge hosted by the Cooper Volunteer Fire Department and organized by fire fighter Tanner Crutcher. Local County departments and neighboring fire fighters will compete for bragging rights in the tug-o-war with fire hoses, extinguishing an outhouse fire, barrel filling and many other fun contests. If you stand close enough you might just get a chance to cool off under the East Texas sun. He is currently taking any donation for prizes.
The Chamber will be hosting a Pastry contest this year for delicious entries of pies, cakes and cookies. Entry fee is just $10 and there will be first, second and third place winners. This will be followed by a Hamburger lunch fundraiser also hosted by the Chamber. Look for their food trailer near the music.
The afternoon will begin with the vocal stylings of local Lauren Taylor Bettes singing the National Anthem to open the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association competition. Rocky Young with RY Construction has already prepared the track in City Park. Bring your lawn chairs for a great free event.
For more information on the Delta County Fair contact the Chamber office at 903-395-4314 or find the Delta County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.