Celebrity show to raise money for 4-H

By M. Scott Morris/NEMS Daily Journal

VERONA – Business people, school principals and elected officials will experience a slice of farm life during the third Lee County Celebrity Livestock Show on Friday.
4-H students will spend about 30 minutes teaching celebrities what it takes to show an animal at the Lee County Agri-Center. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., celebrities will leave the tutors behind and show off what they’ve learned.
“We’ll have a judge and we’ll have winners in each category,” said Belvia Giachelli, extension agent with Mississippi State University Extension Service in Lee County.
The categories include beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep and swine.
The competitors will include teachers, principals and people from the business community. Four Lee County supervisors are expected to participate, as well as other elected officials.
The event is a fundraiser for the Lee County Aggies 4-H Club. Proceeds will help defray costs for Aggies and their families who attend the 2013 Dixie National Junior Roundup in Jackson.
The celebrity show on Friday is free to attend. A Steak Supper Fundraiser will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. An 8-ounce ribeye with baked potato, salad and drink is $12. An Angus burger with chips and drinks is $5. Takeout orders are available, and orders need to be made by noon on Friday. Call (662) 841-9000.
“The purpose is to acquaint people with how hard these kids work and what it takes to do what they do,” Giachelli said. “They work 12 months out of the year, taking care of their animals every day. They have to be dedicated.”
scott.morris@journalinc.com