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 Canned Goods - Open Show Entry Rules
All exhibitors will be under the control of the La Salle County Fair Food Show Committee.
Time of Entry
All food entries must be at the La Salle County Exhibit Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2005.
Youth exhibitors eligible for entry in the Canned Goods Open Show must be from the Cotulla Independent School District, or children of a landowner of La Salle County.  All youth must abide by TEXAS HOUSE BILL #72 (passing) to be eligible to enter.  Adult exhibitors eligible for entry in the Canned Goods Open Show must be non-students over 18, residents or landowners of La Salle County.  All entries will be checked through the Food Show Committee.
All judging will be closed to everyone except the Food Show Committee and judges selected by the Food Committee.  All decisions by the judges are final.
Individual Entries
An exhibitor may enter only one item in each category and must have the recipe attached.
Each entry exhibited will be judged on its merit and awarded a First (Blue), Second (Red), or Third (White) ribbon.  The articles of Blue Ribbon quality of each category will have the potential to become toe Grand Champion or Reserve Champion.  Only one Grand Champion and one Reserve Champion will be selected in the open show and awarded a Trophy/Rosette accordingly.  The Youth and Adults in this show will be competing against one another.
NO REFRIGERATED ITEMS ACCEPTED.  Please provide the minimum of 2 jars of your recipe.  Jars must be properly sealed.  A disposable tray or basket, etc. must be used to display your jars.  Serving dishes cannot be returned.  Subject to the discretion of the Food Committee, the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion ONLY will be auctioned.  All other blue, red, and white ribbon entries will be priced and sold starting Friday, March 11, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 12, 2005 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Participants may view entries after 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2005.  TROPHY WINNERS' PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2005 AT 1:30 P.M.
Exhibitors are to pick up their awards by Saturday, March 12, 2005 before 12:00 Noon.  All auction winners will pick up their awards Saturday, March 12, 2005 after the auction.



Youth   Youth  
Senior High Grades 9-12 First Place Blue ribbon

(Show NOT open to Grades 1-8)

Second Place Red ribbon


Third Place White ribbon
    Grand Champion Rosette
    Reserve Champion Rosette
Adults Adults and non-students over 18 Adults  
  First place Blue ribbon
  Second place Red ribbon
  Third place White ribbon
  Grand Champion Trophy
  Reserve Champion Trophy
 Youth/Adult Categories
1.  Jellies
2.  Pickles and relishes
3.  Canned Goods


 Auction Rules for Youth Open Show Winners
1.  Students must abide by the Junior Livestock Show and Sale dress code (no shorts, T-shirts, etc. acceptable) in order to participate and receive money in the auction.
2.  Winners must meet at the Alexander Memorial Show Barn at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2005.  There will be a designated area to prepare and present items for auction.  If a student does not present his/her winning entry during the auction, his/her proceeds of the auction sale price will be donated to the La Salle County Fair Association.  STUDENTS MUST STAY UNTIL RELEASED BY CHAIRPERSON.  PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN WITH BUYERS AT THIS TIME.
3.  Grand Champion and Reserve Champion awards must be picked up after the auction.
4.  Participants must write appropriate "thank you" notes to their buyers (forms will be mailed to you containing the necessary information).  Notes will be due Monday, March 21, 2005.  Please turn them in at the La Salle County Exhibit Hall between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Checks for your auction item (50% of the auction sale price) will be issued at this time.  Failure to provide notes at this time will result in the forfeiture of your portion of the auction proceeds, and the entire sale price will remain as a donation to the La Salle County Fair Association.
Auction Rules for Adult Open Show Winners
1.  All auction item proceeds will be a donation to the La Salle County Fair Association.  Premiums will not be given in the adult categories.
2.  Adult winners do not need to be present to display their winning entry during the food auction.
3.  Trophies or ribbons must be picked up Saturday, March 12, 2005 after the auction.
PARTICIPANTS:  Proceeds from the Food Auction are used to support the fair, build and make improvements to the facilities and support youth work throughout the county.

Youth Food Show Entry Rules

Adult Food Show Entry Rules

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