The annual "Special Hearts Livestock Show" offers many opportunities for special needs youth in New Braunfels to participate in various 4-H programs.
The fourth annual Special Hearts show is free and open to the public Nov. 17. Participants will show their animals at the Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 Common St., New Braunfels, from 2-5 p.m.
The "Special Hearts Livestock Show" began in 2016 with a total of 17 participants. The volunteer organization has grown to include 35 participants this year with support from the Comal County 4-H program.
“It is so meaningful to these children and their families to be able to participate,” said Victoria Grossom, extension agent for 4-H and Youth Development with the Comal County Office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “It is a wonderful way to include youth who otherwise might not have the opportunity to show an animal in a stock show setting."