Things are buzzing at the Williams Lake Stockyards with the 58th Annual 4-H Show and Sale.
Youth from seven different clubs and their families began arriving on Wednesday and by Thursday morning the horse show and animal weigh-ins were underway.
Outside, many participants were washing their animals in preparation of showing them.
The show runs until Monday, culminating with the sale beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Fifteen-year-old Jaydan Taylor, a member of the Big Lake 4-H Club, was using a hose and some green Dawn dish soap to spiff up her steer Whiskey.
“This is my fifth year with 4-H and my fifth project,” she said smiling.
Back inside, Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H Club member Ryan Roberts, 14, stood near an educational display he created for the club on outdoor survival gear.
As he waited for his pig, Batman, to get weighed, Canim Valley 4-H Club member Cassius Pete leaned in to give his swine an encouraging word.
For some kids such as Kristina Caruso, 13, from the Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H Club, it is their first year participating.
Undaunted, Kristina raised seven Orlapp Bronze turkeys and was organizing three of them inside her pen area for display.
The public is encouraged to visit the show and sale, ask the youth questions and see their hard work.