Fort Bend County Fair Celebrates 80 Years

When the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo opens its doors tomorrow, Sprint will once again be there to support the event and its primary focus, youth education. The fair runs Sept. 23­–Oct. 2 and this year celebrates its proud eight-decade history with the theme, “Tipping Our Hats to 80 Years.”

The Sprint Fort Bend County Landfill has been a long-time fair supporter, dating back to 2001 primarily as a buyer at the annual Jr. Livestock Auction. Each year 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) students in Fort Bend County raise livestock in hopes of securing a place in the auction and earning valuable scholarship money. This year the top 188 livestock projects will be auctioned off at 7 p.m. Sept. 29.

Sprint Waste Services also donates waste products and trash hauling services to keep the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo clean and running successfully.

“We’re always happy to support this annual event in our community that brings together families and neighbors in such a wonderful way,” said Will Swinbank, Sprint Waste Services partner. “We’re particularly pleased to support the educational goals of these hard-working students who work tirelessly for months to be chosen to participate in the livestock auction. These impressive students embody the values and character we hold dear throughout our entire organization.”

Kendall, whose steer the Sprint Fort Bend County Landfill purchased in last year’s auction, said: “Thank you very much for buying my Fort Bend steer Peter at the livestock show this year. I really appreciate your generosity and support towards my FFA project. I am currently raising my fourth steer for the Katy Livestock Show in February. I plan to use the money earned at both shows for college. I have applied to Texas A&M and plan to become a veterinarian.”

Another student named Mitchell wrote, “I cannot even express how thankful I am for your purchase of my pig. I have an extreme passion for raising pigs, and your purchase will allow me to raise more. Thank you for everything you do at the county fair and for Fort Bend County FFA students.”

To learn more about the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo or join us in supporting the hard-working agriculture education students in our community, click here.