Fort Bend County Fair honors educators

2018 Fort Bend County Fair Kick Off Parade – Sweethearts of Rodeo leading parade route at last year’s parade. They will return to do the honors for this year.

The Fort Bend County Fair announced the 2019 Parade Marshal as the Teacher, a salute to our educators. All teachers and schools within Fort Bend County are being recognized with the honor.

The average Teacher affects over 3,000 students during their career and skillfully shapes our future.

The Parade Marshal’s float will have representatives from all school districts within the county including Fort Bend ISD, Stafford MSD, Lamar CISD, Needville ISD, Katy ISD, and Brazos ISD. Some who have confirmed include a Teacher of the Year, an Agricultural Science Teacher, and an Assistant Superintendent.

“The Fort Bend County Fair has always been a supporter of our youth and helping these kids pursue their educational goals; so, it makes sense to salute our teachers who are the foundation of our education system. These teachers are doing the work to inspire these kids in and out of the classroom; it is a well-deserved honor,” said 2019 Fort Bend County Fair President Marjie Pollard.

The Fair’s mission is “Benefiting Youth, Promoting Agriculture, Supporting Education,” and has been providing scholarships for decades.

Over $200,000 in scholarships were awarded this year to deserving Fort Bend County students at the Fort Bend County Fair Association’s scholarship reception. Last year’s Fair generated nearly $940,000.00 through the Jr Livestock Auction, Commercial Heifer Auction, Freezer Sale, and Art Auction for our youth exhibitors. President Pollard boasts, “We take pride in having awarded over the years millions of dollars to Fort Bend County youth through our auctions and scholarships.

We could not do what we do without the teachers; each student’s success begins with them.”

The parade will kick off the Fort Bend County Fair’s 10-day run from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6, 2019, at 9 a.m.

Parade-goers will get to help salute the teachers as well as 200 other parade entries as they make their way from the Historic Court House in Richmond and proceed west down Hwy. 90-A to Jennetta Street in Rosenberg.

“A Home Grown Fair” is this year’s parade theme.

For more information on the Fair’s schedule or to purchase tickets, visit fortbendcountyfair.com.

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