Crosby Rodeo wraps up a successful 58th annual fair

Grand Champion steer sells for $9000; over 5000 attend; total proceeds over $131,000

CROSBY– The 58th annual Crosby Fair & Rodeo is just history now, but it wrote a strong chapter in the book of this traditional event.

Seven performing groups attracted over 5000 people to the Rockin C Arena over three nights last weekend, and the Livestock Show & Sale, which raises money for the FFA and the 4-H projects, raised over $131,000 and had almost 100 exhibits, a strong showing.

The top buyer this year was the Jamail family, who spent over $12,350. They have supported the event for many years. The Grand Champion steer was purchased from Miranda Johnson, for $9000 by Crosby resident Scott Stephens. Johnson had named the steer Superman because of his strong showing in the ring. She will attend Texas A & M to continue her studies, in flora culture.

Another outstanding purchase was made by long time supporter of Crosby High School activities, Annie Michalsky. She purchased the silver Belt Buckle, an important show tradition, for $2000 in memory of her husband, Bobby, who died last year helping at a high school football game.

More than 120 members of the FFA/4-H participated in the show, which raises funds for 5 to 7 college scholarships of $2000 total each year.

Performers this year included Chris Chitsey and Patrick Murphy, bands No Justice, Cooder Graw, and Jason Boland/the Stragglers, and the final night saw Jeff Bates and Mark Chesnutt.

More information and photographs of all the events can be seen in this issue of the STAR-COURIER, on pages 3,4,5,6 and 12, including full color photos of some the Grand Champion winners.