Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce Raises $24,000 for CFISD FFA Students
This past February, hundreds of Cy-Fair ISD FFA students showcased their projects at the annual CFISD Livestock Show & Sale held at the CFISD Exhibit Center. After diligently raising cattle, swine, poultry, goats, rabbits and lambs, the students showed their animals and held a record-breaking sale that generated more than $760,000, with no exhibits in the last third of the sale selling for less than $1,500.
One of the buyers at the sale included the John Fox Chamber Herd, a Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce committee led by Debbie Blackshear, retired president of Cy-Fair FCU, and Mark McShaffry, owner of The Backyard Grill. The John Fox Chamber Herd was formed over 25 years ago with the sole purpose of purchasing animals exhibited at the Cy-Fair ISD FFA Livestock Show and Sale. The Herd pools funds from Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce members and the community to support students through the purchase of their livestock projects, while also helping local food pantries through the contribution of the animal projects or processed meat.
This year, the John Fox Chamber Herd raised $24,000 to purchase animals from the hard working CFISD FFA students who participated in this year's Livestock Show and Sale. Fisher Ham & Meat Co. in Spring has processed the meat and local non-profits are currently picking up their share of the bounty to distribute to families in needs across the Cy-Fair area. This year, those non-profits include Cy-Fair Helping Hands, Cypress Assistance Ministries and the Boys and Girls Club. In addition to providing meat to these organizations, a large portion of the funds raised will go to students in CFISD to help with scholarships and college funds.
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.
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