Clark County Fairgrounds, Logandale, NV-
The Glen Hardy Memorial Jackpot Show is going on in Logandale, NV this weekend at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 1301 Whipple Ave. The event started today, Saturday, March 5, 2022, and continues until tomorrow Sunday, March 6th.
The show is for the Clark County Junior Livestock Association and is for all CCJLA and FFA livestock exhibitors. This is the first-ever livestock jackpot show in Southern Nevada and named after a legend within the organization, Glen Hardy.
“The main purpose of hosting this show was to give our CCJLA exhibitors another opportunity to showcase their animals and get some practice in,” said current CCJLA Secretary Missy Hardy. “This is not a mandatory event for our exhibitors to participate but we highly encourage them to!”
The Clark County Junior Livestock Show began in 1956 and was sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas. Numerous livestock and business buyers started supporting the youth in the area by buying their livestock which they learned to take care of and feed with the best possible feed and grains to produce the best livestock around. Thanks to the support from the buyers and businesses, the youth have used their profits to help fund their education and provide for better opportunities in educating themselves in such activities and organizations like FFA, CCJLA, and 4H.
In the 1980s, the show was held in a different location almost every time from the Stardust to a high school baseball field. Glen Hardy, a resident of Moapa Valley, knew the show would be better followed and supported in Moapa Valley and could be in a permanent location, making it easier for it to gain notoriety and a following for support.
He was instrumental in bringing the show to its permanent location in Logandale, NV, first at the Wayne Newton Barn at the Clark County Fairgrounds. As the show grew, a second barn was built. This second barn would later be dedicated to his memory and dedication to the CCJLA and Clark County Livestock Board. He also helped lobby for finances to add an outdoor pig barn and steer barn.
In the Fall of 1959, Glen Hardy began his career as the High School Ag (Agricultural) Teacher. In 60 years, Glen Hardy never missed a show and gave all of his hard work, sweat, blood, and tears to support the CCJLA, FFA, and 4H youth (as well as youth of all sports and recreational activities) of Clark County. Glen passed that legacy of serving the youth on to his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and even great-great grandkids. Some of them have followed his life’s mission course in serving on the livestock boards and with the CCJLA.
He passed away at the age of 89 on November 13, 2020. He was a resident at one time in his life in Bunkerville and spent most of his life in Logandale, NV.
The show will include 2 rings for showing with 2 judges, Jesse Kimmel and Brad Horner. Weigh-ins are 8:00 am until 10:00 am and then the show starts immediately after weigh-ins.
The following are the categories of events: Beef Showmanship, Goat Showmanship, Swine Showmanship, and Lamb Showmanship with age categories of Pee Wee, Juniors, Intermediate, Seniors. The other events are the showing of Breeding Ewes, Breeding Breeding Gilts, Breeding Heifers, and Breeding Does with categories of Market and Prospects.
“This is a great warm-up activity for the youth before the Clark County Fair coming up in April,” said Missy Hardy.
The Clark County Fair and Rodeo will be April 6-10, 2022 and you can find out more information about the Livestock exhibit and show by visiting the fair site at www.ccfair.com. For more information about the Clark County Junior Livestock Association and the Glen Hardy Memorial Jackpot Show, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Clark-County-Junior-Livestock-Association-1458696934458769.