The 2015 Fair is only two months from now and it’s time once again for the annual Heritage Hog Fundraising Program. Each year we select a youth to raise the Heritage Hog for the Santa Cruz County Fair Livestock Auction on Saturday, September 19 and ask the community to donate to the Heritage Hog beginning now and culminating with bids for the Heritage Hog at the Livestock Auction. Your tax-deductible donations support projects at the Fairgrounds.
This year Janell Moules has been selected to raise the Heritage Hog for the Livestock Auction and for raising this hog, she will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Santa Cruz County Fair is the home for many youth activities in our area including 4-H, FFA, Junior Fair Board, Junior Livestock, little league, horsemanship, youth exhibit programs, 2nd Saturday on the Farm and other community events that focus on youth. We are proud that all of these programs help our kids learn leadership, teamwork and community participation. The Santa Cruz County Fair is one place that our youth can showcase their accomplishments. Most of the 350 events scheduled on the Fairgrounds this year benefit our youth.
Most take place on weekends. Last year the main well for the Fairgrounds quit. So we used 2014 Heritage Hog donations to remove the old pipes and replace them with new ones, install a new well pump and a computer monitoring system to inform us of problems and water usage. The new monitoring system demonstrates that the current water tanks only store enough water to supply the Fairgrounds for about 3 ••• hours during peak demand – not nearly enough for busy times on the Fairgrounds, especially weekends and the annual fair. Clearly, we need more storage for water. Your Donation today will help with the $100,000 needed to purchase two Water Storage Tanks placed on Permanent Foundations By using the enclosed form or going online at sccfheritage.org to donate you will help us reach this goal and ensure that we can continue to provide great services to our community – and to our youth. Donors will be a Guest of Honor at the Livestock Auction on Saturday, September 19 and invited to the Heritage Foundation Hospitality Suite and Special Preview of the 2015 Fair on Tuesday evening, September 15. Will you please HELP us help our youth and our community?
Jeannie Kegebein Heritage Hog Chairperson President
More About Janell:
This will be her 9th hog she has raised. She showed her first hog in 2007 and raised 6 dairy cows/heifers and 1 steer. This year will be her last Fair showing animals. Janell was a member of 4-H for 7 years and is now an independent, involved with church and Portuguese events.
Janell plans to attend Folsom Junior College and then either Sacramento State or CSU Stanislaus, majoring in elementary education with an agriculture focus.