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Hope Lions Hear Program On Hempstead County Fair From Betty Wingfield and Huck Plyler

By photo by Briana Harris-Plyler, 08/23/21 1:55 PM

The Hope Lions Club heard a program on the upcoming Hempstead County Fair and Premium Sale coming up August 28th through September 3rd.   The Lions welcomed Betty Wingfield and Huck Plyler.  Wingfield said 21 young people are registered for the premium sale and 16 of those are 4-H members.  The premium sale is set for September 3rd at the Fair Park Coliseum.

Wingfield is the 4-H Specialist for the Hempstead County Cooperative Extension Service.  She explained her 4-H activities from her youth.  She then introduced Plyler.

Plyler, who turned 11 Monday, invited everyone to the premium sale.  He explained he has been showing animals since he was 5.  He shows steers, Charolais heifers and steers, and rabbits.  Not only is Huck showing animals but he is learning the business side of raising cattle.  He explained he had just opened his first checking account at the First National Bank of Tom Bean.  Plyler said the up side to having a checking account is he can go to Hope Livestock and buy what he wants.  He said the down side is he now has to pay for his show feed.  He said the Premium Sale start with light refreshments at 11:30am with the sale starting at noon.

Plyler, in response to Lion Mark Ross, also told Lions about his “military care packages”.  He was getting ready to ship 11 following the meeting.  Plyler prepares the care packages to active duty military personnel around the world and said he is looking for addresses of more active duty soldiers.  He has prepared and shipped about 1,100 of the packages.