4-H Club Raising Funds To Support Youth’s Championship Goals


4-H Club Raising Funds To Support Youth’s Championship Goals

ABIQUIU – The Abiquiu Hillbillies 4-H Club is one of the oldest active 4-H clubs in the region, going back over thirty years. Currently over 20 children and 12 families are members, with the youth competing in various activities. Two of their members serve as 2015 Fair & Rodeo Royalty, with Queen Chavela Trujillo, and Princess Katelyn Suazo both coming from the Abiquiu Hillbillies.

To support their kids’ efforts parents from the Hillbillies got together this past weekend to hold a fundraiser at the 2015 Showdown ‘N Old Abiquiu Rodeo. Money earned will go to help pay for expenses to send the club’s kids to the County Fair and State Fair, along with getting T-shirts and belt buckles for participants.

Early Friday Larry and Rosalie Valdez hauled their fifth wheel trailer out to the fairgrounds where they were joined by several other parents to prepare food and refreshments for people attending the rodeo. For two days parents took turns serving customers breakfast burritos to the early crowd or pulled pork sandwiches and hotdogs in the evening.

Good job Hillbillies and we will see you at the fair.