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Penn State Block and Bridle Active in the New Year

Posted: January 28, 2014

The Block and Bridle Club begins 2014 by helping the Pennsylvania Livestock Association and preparing for the Little International Expo.
Block and Bridle students assisting at the Pennsylvania Livestock Association food booth at the Farm Show. From left: Mallory Perchinski, White Deer; Alyssa Sheppard, New Derry; and Danielle Sheppard, New Derry, Block and Bridle alum.

Block and Bridle students assisting at the Pennsylvania Livestock Association food booth at the Farm Show. From left: Mallory Perchinski, White Deer; Alyssa Sheppard, New Derry; and Danielle Sheppard, New Derry, Block and Bridle alum.

Although spring has not sprung on our ever-so wintery campus, Penn State Block and Bridle Club members have already sprung back into action. The New Year began with the Pennsylvania Farm Show as club members enter the busiest time of the year.

 

Dozens of club members donated several hours of their time during the winter break to help the Pennsylvania Livestock Association at their food booth at the Farm Show. Students assisted by taking orders, running the windows, and delivering orders to hungry, eager customers who awaited their yearly fill of Farm Show food. The Block and Bridle Club members thank the Pennsylvania Livestock Association for their continued support in the club's ongoing activities and events. Working at their food stand is one way of expressing their appreciation.

Time to mark your calendars for the annual Penn State Little International Exposition, schedule for April 26th at 8:30 a.m. in the Snider Ag Arena. This event is one of our most popular activities as a club and offers the memorable moments members may have all semester.

Individuals wanting to exhibit must attend at least half of the general meetings and scheduled practices for their individual species. Through the next three months, participants will have full responsibility of working with their assigned species whether it is sheep, cattle, swine or horses to ultimately demonstrate their learned skill sets in the show ring the day of Little I. This is an opportunity for those that have always wanted to be more involved in the large animal industry to learn the responsibility of preparing their projects

Penn State Block and Bridle Club is once again opening up membership for any individual currently attending Penn State University that has a passion for agriculture and a willingness to serve others and demonstrate leadership in the community. The next general meeting will be on January 30th in the auditorium of the Agriculture Science Industry Building  beginning with dinner at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting following at 7:00 p.m.  Those wishing to be official members of the Penn State Block and Bridle chapter must complete four initiation credits in one semester which can be achieved through the participation in our activities and service projects.

For more information, contact Arika Snyder, Block and Bridle Public Relations Chair, aks5310@psu.edu.