To All Previous Supporters at the CCFF Youth Livestock Auction:
Due to the cancellation of the Columbia County Fair and the current situation with COVID-19 it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the Columbia County Friends of Fair Youth Livestock Auction this year.
As many of you know, the participants of the auction have already purchased and been caring for their animals for several months. These are hardworking and dedicated youth in our community. Many of them use the money they raise each year to add to a college fund, purchase their first car, pay for trips to educational or sporting events, and purchase their animals the following year.
But we at the Auction Committee know that it’s more than just money for these participants. The Fair and Auction are some of the most looked forward to times in these kids’ lives. These are the events that they get up early every morning to feed their animals before school, and stay up late cleaning pens and practicing showmanship skills for. The fair is the time that they get to connect with their peers, some they only see once a year. It’s a time they get to feel a bigger sense of community than just their school or town. So please help us to show them that their community is here for them and that we will not let their hard work go to waste.
We know that the current COVID-19 situation has made a significant economic impact on businesses and individuals this year. If you are not able to purchase an animal, please consider Option 2.
Option 1: Purchase an animal directly from a participant. (See Registered Seller Info Below)
Option 2: Donate money directly to a participant, or make a group donation that will be divided evenly between all the participants. (See Add-on Form below)
CCFF Youth Livestock Auction Committee
Daniel Hannah, President
Julie Scism, Secretary
Wendy Cook, Treasurer