On Friday, March 24th, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo held the Annual Junior Market Barrow Auction at NRG Arena. The annual auction is one of seven auctions that the Houston Livestock Show hosts that totaled over $15 million in sales in 2017. The money raised at the auction helped award over $14 Million in scholarships to Texas high school graduates.
Cool Bus Houston participated in the Annual Junior Market Barrow Auction for the first time in our first year of operation. This was an event that we were looking forward to for some time. We want to ingrain ourselves in the city of Houston and give back to the community that has already given us so much.
Now we didn’t get to purchase the Grand Champion Barrow that went for a world record $212,000 this year, but we were part of a group that raised over $6,000 toward our purchase of Lot 39. That was Lot 39 out of over 600 lots.
Here we are pictured with our buying group (The 1500 Club) and the young lady in the middle holding the bronze bowlegged “H” trophy, was the one who raised and showed the pig that we wound up buying.
While we are constantly working on growing our business and trying to book more parties, we will always have time to give back to Houston and especially the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
For those that don’t know a lot about the “The world’s largest celebration of agriculture, education, entertainment and Western heritage”, the 85th annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo drew a record-breaking 2,611,176 visitors during the 3 week span from March 7 – 26, 2017. Over 33,000 volunteers take time out of their day year-round to help ensure that the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is a world-class entertainment experience.