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Diamond Hats are Ready for 2014 OYE

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:14:24 CDT

Diamond Hats are Ready for 2014 OYE

As the 2014 Oklahoma Youth Expo gets ready to get underway- the Diamond Hats are planning their biggest and best "This One's for the Girls" on March 18 at State Fair Park.   

The President of the Diamond Hats, Beth Norvell says "our focus this year is to "Give Bullying the Boot". We will have Miss Oklahoma 2011 and Miss America 1st Runner Up, Betty Thompson Richey join us as well as State Representative Lee Denney. Miss Richey will speak to the girls as well as do an interactive portion of the program entitled "Stomp Out Bullying" in which she teaches the audience members a portion of her Irish Dance. Representative Denney has a particular interest in our theme as she has authored and supports anti-bullying legislation in the Oklahoma Legislature.

"This One's for the Girls takes place on Tuesday, March 18th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Barn 3 Sales Pavilion. Any young lady showing livestock and their Mom (or other significant ladies in their lives) are welcome to join the Dioamond Hats in this special celebration.
The Diamond Hats have other activities planned for 2014- Norvell tells us "also, once again this year, we are challenging 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters to donate their animals to support "Beef for Backpacks" and "Pork for Packs" through the Regional Food Bank. In order to encourage exhibitors to donate their animals, we are offering a few awards to the club or chapter that accumulates the most points (we have a point system in place) for donating their animals.

"The winning club or chapter will be announced at the beginning of the Sale of Champions (approximately 4:00 p.m.) on Friday, March 21st.

"Finally, we are once again hosting our silent auction during the Sale of Champions. All of the proceeds from the auction go directly to supporting young people in the sale. We are currently gathering auction items. Anyone who wishes to donate an item can bring it to the fairgrounds during OYE and leave it at the main show office in the Super Barn."

To learn more- click on the PDF file below- and you can also go to the Diamond Hats website by clicking here.

Our 2014 Oklahoma Youth Expo coverage is powered by Devon, where Commitment Runs Deep and by OYE Title Sponsor McDonalds. We invite you to check our Blue Green Gazette page on a regular basis during and following the 2014 Oklahoma Youth Expo for our complete coverage of the 7,000 young people who are taking part in the 99th year of junior livestock show events taking place each spring in Oklahoma City that are now called the Oklahoma Youth expo. Click here for the Oklahoma Youth Expo website for additional information.



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