The President of the 2011 Fort Bend County Fair is William A. Carter II, a resident of Pecan Grove. William, his wife Jessica and their 2 children Ethan and Emma have resided in Pecan Grove since 2005. On September 23, 2011 the Fort Bend County Fair will open its 75th fair.
“We have fantastic entertainment and great rodeo action lined up for the fair this year” said President Carter. “But let’s not forget about all the youth who have worked hard preparing their animals for the livestock show and the young “Picasso’s” who enter their works of art. That is what it is all about. These youth are our future leaders,” he added.
Annually around 500 students enter into the livestock show from almost every school district, 4-H and FFA chapter in the county. “It is a great feeling to watch them show their animals, knowing each and every one of them has a chance at winning the grand champion buckle. In the end, when they receive a scholarship or a sale check, that is what makes our hard work and theirs worthwhile,” said Carter.
William became a director in 2006 and has been affiliated with the fair for the past 19 years. Carter stated, “I am honored to be part of an organization that is so dedicated to the youth of Fort Bend County. Over 1,500 volunteers dedicate countless number of volunteer hours to help us put on the fair.
Annually, 30 scholarships are awarded to our high school youth. Since the inception of the scholarship program, over 500 Fort Bend County students have been awarded a college scholarship from the proceeds of the annual Fair.
Last year over 141,000 people passed through the gates and an even bigger turnout is expected this year.
For more information on the Fort Bend County Fair and tickets go to www.fbcfa.org or call 281-342-6171.