The 28th annual South Texas Cattlemen’s RoundUp will be making the rounds of South Texas this summer. Young 4-H members from the around the area and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are participating to raise funds for Driscoll Children’s Hospital to purchase a new specialized pediatric ambulance.
Sponsored by Lyssy & Eckel Feeds, the South Texas Cattlemen’s RoundUp is a grassroots fundraiser held every summer in cities throughout Driscoll’s 31-county service area. Local 4-H clubs, Future Farmers of America chapters, county extension agents and businesses participate by donating goods and services that are auctioned off to benefit the hospital. Those items include: homemade baked goods, agricultural and ranching products, arts and crafts and other items.
This year’s Cattlemen’s RoundUps are being held in memory of Hoyte Gentry, who – with the help of his friend Ralph R. Meuth – initiated the RoundUps in 1987 with millions being raised for the children of South Texas.
To make a donation, go to www.driscollchildrens.org and click on South Texas Cattlemen’s RoundUp, call Driscoll at (361) 694-6401.
MONDAY, JUNE 15 – noon
Live Oak Livestock Auction, Three Rivers (3795 Highway 281, Three Rivers)
TUESDAY, JUNE 23- noon
Hallettsville Livestock Commission (140 S. Auction Ring, Hallettsville)
FRIDAY, JUNE 26 – noon
Beeville Livestock Commission (2218 Highway 59E, Beeville)
TUESDAY, JULY 7 – 11 a.m.
Gulf Coast Livestock Auction (3015, S. US Highway 281, Alice)
FRIDAY, JULY 17 – 11 a.m.
R.Y. Livestock Sales (12 Livestock Road, Rio Grande City)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 – 6 p.m.
Cuero VFW Hall (9511 FM 236, Cuero)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 – 10 a.m.
Edinburg Livestock Auction (3418 N. Closner, Edinburg)