Angelina County Youth Fair big success

By Holley Nees - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – A big success -- that's the word from this year's Angelina County Youth Fair.

More than $280,000 was raised for Angelina County students, that's $10,000 more than last year.

Some students will put the money toward next year's project, and others will use it for college.

The fair started Monday and lasted all week, ending with an auction where the highest placing entries were put up for sale.

From arts and crafts to food and livestock, buyers had plenty to choose from.

"It surprises me every year how much more and more and more this community gives to these kids, even in this economy, it's a least going in the right direction, but it is not by any stretch booming," said Chairman Todd Kassaw.

More than 1,000 students participated in the fair.

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