The Central Texas Youth Fair recently concluded in June, with plenty of youth and Bosque 4-H Club Members and FFA Chapters represented well. Sponsors, the possibility of making sale, student scholarships, and much more from a dedicated Board of Directors make the fair happen each year
Sponsors this year included Capital Farm Credit, First Security State Bank, Bosque County Vet Clinic, Judy & Charlie Blue, Gary and Gena Arnold, Synagro Tech, Douglass Ford-Chevy-Buick-GMC, Iredell Youth, State Representative DeWayne Burns, Clifton Feed, Citizens State Bank, Lone Star Ag Credit, Valhalla Ranch, Bosque County Farm Bureau, Lhoist North America, Ronny Liardon, Albrecht’s Pharmacy, Walnut Springs Youth, Mowtown Extreme, Pioneer Steel & Pipe, Cranfills Gap Youth Support, Helena Agri Enterprises, Texas New Mexico Power, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Koehler Law Firm, PC, Dick & Susan Frazier, Clifton Moulding Corp, Chesshir Stone & Rock, Wallace Controls & Electric, Jane S. Murphey, PC, Clifton Civic Improvement Society, Charles Lindley, Clifton Heating & Air, Lloyd & Donna Hampe, Radde Ranch, Clifton Main Street, Richard D. Lundberg, PC, Bosque Soil & Water #555, and Gene and Ginger Albrecht.
2021 CTYF Honorees
The CTYF has named Julie and Bob Conley as the 2021 Fair Honorees. The Conleys first became involved with the CTYF when they purchased BJ’s Western Wear in 1983.
Julie managed the store while Bob continued his real estate broker/developer business until his retirement in 1993.
Julie could be seen helping in the concession stand. The Conleys also helped to support the Fair with contributions to the support groups, buckle sponsorships and CTYF sponsorships.
BJ’s Western Wear also participated in the Fair parade, with Julie decorating and Bob driving. BJ’s also helped sponsor the Clifton Horse Show Association Rodeo.
BJ’s was open to provie show clothing until Julie’s retirement in October 2020. For over 37 years, the couple has enjoyed watching several generations show their animals.
Julie has been involved with several other community organizations, Chamber of Commerce, Bosque County Business & Professional Women, Main Street and the Bosque Arts Center. Currently, Julie is serving as Legacy Park Chair, currently working as a group to restore the Little Alamo and the Fair Barn.
Bob has always been a supporter of activities, providing encouragement and a listening ear.
Julie stated, “It is an honor for Bob and I to be selected as the 2021 Fair done by previous honorees has had a major positive impact on the youth of the county and provides many important life lessons. Thank you for including us in that group.”
Home Economics/Crop Show
Hailey Warnock took home the purple Grand Champion Ribbon in the commercial heifer show, the first show of its kind to be held at the fair. Entrants had to obtain and raise three commercial heifers to similar look and show standards.
Goats and Sheep
For a full list of contestants, places and more, visit bosque.agrilife.org and follow the Central Texas Youth Fair on Facebook for shows and more. Thanks to all participants in hard work ethic and showmanship that entered the ring this year. Watch for our special episode to follow soon, featuring youth, teachers, organizers and more.