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Suwannee River Fair sales total $1,112,000 – a record smashing number!

The 2021 Suwannee River Fair sale broke all records by surpassing the 1 million dollar mark with 364 animals sold on sale day, March 17. In comparison, the 2020 Fair sale totaled $884,500 with a total of 376 selling animals. Those 4-H and FFA members who sold market animals at the Suwannee River Fair in 2021, are very thankful for ... Full Story »

FFA Alumni Plant Sale

From left to right, Hunter Laneau, Easton Douglas, Bertha Sutterfield, Nelsy Diaz-Gomez, Carter Burnett and Joshua Baker. Some of the Bell students who helped out with the Bell FFA Alumni Plant Sale last week. Over $5,000 was raised, and the Alumni would like to thank those who came out to the sale. Funds raised will be used to send FFA ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair Sale Day goes Well

The Suwannee River Fair Barn was a very busy place last Wednesday, March 17, as hundreds of animals were sold. 4-H and FFA students from Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties came through the arena hoping for the best price possible for their animals. A total of 364 animals were sold at the 69th Annual Suwannee River Fair, 227 swines, 56 ... Full Story »

Mayree Johnson exhibits Reserve Champion Swine

Ten year old Mayree Johnson of Trenton was very proud when her pig “Mayo” took the Reserve Champion trophy on Monday evening. Mayree is the daughter of Joshua and Ashlee Johnson. Mayree is a member of Eastside Explorers 4-H Club. This was her first year showing an animal at the fair. Bronson FFA Chapter hog won the Grand Champion trophy. ... Full Story »

Large Wether Goat Show held at the Suwannee River Fair

Alaina Blair of County Line 4-H Club in Gilchrist County exhibited the Grand Champion Wether Goat at the 2021 Suwannee River Fair. Vivian Johnson Cassidy showed Dixie Sr. FFA Chapter Wether Goat. The chapters goat took home the Reserve Grand Champion trophy. All total there were 56 Wethers entered this year ranging from 55 to 160 pounds. This show has ... Full Story »

Joel Hodge shows Reserve Champion Home Grown Steer

Joel Hodge of Lil Farmers 4-H in Gilchrist County is shown with his Reserve Champion Home Grown Steer. Steer Judge Todd Thrift is shown on left and Show Superintendent Scott Mills is in middle. Photo by Chuck Elton, courtesy of Suwannee River Fair. Full Story »

Gilchrist County Teachers receive Classroom Enrichment grants

Some very happy teachers could be found at all the County’s schools on Friday. A group of Education Foundation of Gilchrist County Board Members traveled from school to school to present the grant checks. Shouts of joy and a good deal of jumping up took place when the surprised teachers received their checks. “The Classroom Enrichment Grants are sponsored by ... Full Story »

69th Suwannee River Fair begins on Saturday

The 2021 Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale will officially kick off next Saturday, February 27, with the Dog Show. This show will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Barn in Fanning Springs. FFA and 4-H members will compete in the Showmanship Division, Obedience Division, Rally Division and Agility Division. On March 5th the Rabbit Show ... Full Story »

Capps and Piechocki Valedictorian Herrington and Holmes Salutatorians

Savannah Capps Trenton High Valedictorian Trenton High School is proud to announce that their 2021 Valedictorian is Savannah Hope Capps. Savannah is the daughter of Jason and Maria Capps of Trenton. Savannah has a numeric GPA of 100.58. She is on the A honor roll and on the Florida Gateway College’s 2019 Presidents List. Her other honors are FCA All-Academic ... Full Story »

2021 Walk-A-Thon raises over $22,000 for local senior scholarships

The 2021 Walk-A-Thon was another record setting event. Saturday’s gloomy weather did not affect the attendance of this annual Education Foundation of Gilchrist County event. When the final count of funds raised was totaled a new record of $22,419.00 was set. Last year’s Walk-A-Thon was also a record breaker raising $20,008.00. Before the winners were announced Ed Foundation President Damon ... Full Story »