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Great opportunity: Special needs livestock show looking for a few more kids to join in the fun

Collin County 4-H and FFA members are offering an opportunity for special needs children ages 5-18 to participate in a livestock show at Myers Park & Event Center on Saturday, Sept. 9.
The live stock show, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, can only accommodate​ 40 participants, so please contact Amanda Parks at 972-548-4233 or email her at as soon as possible.
The deadline to register passed a few days ago, but AgriLife folks want to fill up these sessions with kids who would enjoy the experience.

Myers Park & Event Center
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071

Collin County Farm Museum offering workshops

The Collin County Farm Museum has a whole new line-up of workshops and classes for adults and kids, running now through summer 2015. Some are free, some require a small fee – all of them are informative and a load of fun.

Museum Coordinator Jennifer Rogers has set up more than three dozen classes that span working with leather, rug-making, book-binding, soap-making, tool-making, painting, farming – even a class on how to learn an antique tractor or our 1911 Ford Model T.

Go ahead: Try to find driving lessons like that anywhere else.

The catch is … well, there is no catch. It’s all part of the efforts of staff and volunteers at the museum  to stay in touch with the county’s rural history.

But you need to register early.  Classes can fill up quickly, or be cancelled if they don’t meet minimum enrollment requirements six business days prior to the start of the session.

If you want to keep track of what’s going on out the museum, we’ve got class postings on our Community Calendar, or you can ‘Like’ the museum’s Facebook page for effortless updates and news about other special programs and events.

For registration information, go here — — or download the latest copy of the museum’s history magazine, Bucolica at

The museum is situated on the grounds of Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 County Road 166, in McKinney. 972-548-4792.

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Fall into Vegetable Gardening at Myers Park on July 26

By Dawn Oldfield, Collin County Master Gardeners

Spend a morning with the Collin County Master Gardeners and learn how to make your own garden produce delicious, nutritious vegetables at the Fall into Vegetable Gardening program on Saturday, July 26.

The class will be at Myers Park and Event Center in north McKinney from 9 a.m. to noon.

In Collin County many vegetables grow well during fall and winter months. Master Gardeners will speak about the best varieties of vegetables for Collin County, and the right time to plant them for a year round garden. Topics will include the importance of soil preparation, month to month guidelines for planting, specific plant varieties, and harvesting information.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and demonstration tables and displays will have examples and information about raised bed construction, irrigation, compost, and row covers. Master Gardeners will be giving tours of our potager vegetable research gardens. Attendees can take home seeds and printed information to get their fall and winter garden off to a great start.

To register for the event, or for more information visit the CCMGA website, There is a $10 per person fee payable online or at the door with cash, check or credit card. Contact Kathleen Brooks at 469-401-3873 for additional information.

Directions to Myers Park: From McKinney take Highway 380 West to FM 1461. Look for signs. Turn right on FM 1461 and proceed for approximately 2 miles, then turn right on County Road 166 and proceed about 1 mile, Myers Park and Event Center will be on the left at 7117 County Road 166 map McKinney, TX 75071. Location is up North Lake Forest Drive near Baylor McKinney – just west of the Third Monday Trade Days.

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Collin County Jr. Livestock Show

The results from the Collin County Jr. Livestock Show in the Goat Showmanship are: in the Jr. Division Champion is Carsyn Burney of Celina FFA and Reserve Champion is Noah Shirley of Celina FFA. In the Sr. Division Champion is Michaela Gooch of Celina FFA and Reserve Champion is Sara Gough of Princeton FFA.

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