Crosby Rodeo achieves banner festivities

Grand Champion Steer was raised by Colton Hoehner and Certi-Fab Industries paid $15

CROSBY – On the books is a success story that is mostly owed to the selfless dedication of a group of Crosby families that make possible the Crosby Fair & Rodeo.

This year the 4-H Livestock Auction brought in a record over $303, 000 even as at press time the tally was being counted.

Certi-Fab Industries again paid $15, 000 for the Grand Champion Steer this year to Colton Hoehner.

The Pink Heals was awarded $150, 000 from the Tough Enough to Wear Heals Committee and the American Cancer Society was awarded $10, 000 to fight cancer nationwide. Pink Heals helps those battling cancer with paying bills and necessities locally while they fight cancer.

Top Rodeo Hands, a recognition for most helpful youth to the Crosby fair & Rodeo went to Darion Klise as Senior and the junior catagory went to Blake Larkin.

Bob Ward received an award that his group Eastside Veterans started a few years ago. The Citizen’s Recognition Award goes to the person most outgoing in community involvement. Last year’s winner John Lindsey, of the Crosby ISD Board of Trustees, awarded Ward the plaque.

“They blindsided me,” said Ward immediately after, “I was so surprised to win the Citizen of the Year Award. I had no idea it was coming. I have worked in this community because I feel like the community paid my salary for over 20 years by shopping local & shopping at Bob’s Computers. I have to thank my wife Sharon for putting up with the time I take away from our life to do things. I thank God for blessing me with my health so I can help where I can. I thank all of those responsible for presenting me with this award. I am honored to to have received this award. I love Crosby Texas. Thank you & God Bless our community.”

Saturday night the audience packed the rodeo and the concerts by Hill Country Jane and Kevin Fowler brought even more inside the Rockin’ C.