By VINCE REMBULAT
STOCKTON – It took a bit of creativity for those involved in the various Future Farmers of America chapters and the 4-H clubs competing in the Costume Contest.
Jackson Munguia, who is the son of Irene of Oscar Munguia of Manteca, dressed his Serama hen named ‘Dot’ as a rubber ducky.
The local youngster – Munguia was competing for the first time in the junior livestock show and auction at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds with the Calla 4-H Club – came dressed for a bubble bath.
As it turned out, he took first place in his division, coming away with a first-place blue ribbon along with a gift certificate good for the AgFest store.
Destiny and Faith Reyes – twin daughters of Weston Ranch High FFA advisor Sal Reyes – also competed.
Both took second place in their respective divisions.
Faith and her chicken named ‘Fuzzy’ were construction crew workers.
Destiny and her show goat ‘Claudia’ both sported military wear.
“Both of my parents were in the Army,” she said.
While Destiny Reyes pointed out that her Nigerian Dwarf goat is used for breeding and shows – she won’t be in Saturday’s auction.
Not so for Abigail Samuel.
The 10-year-old Linden girl and her Boer goat named ‘Buster’ took first place in their division. But, according to Abigail’s mother Teri Samuel, ‘Buster’ will be put out to auction.
The youngster came dressed a police officer – it was her Halloween costume coupled with her grandfather’s Stockton Police Department badge – and came up with the witty idea for ‘Buster,’ who became the ‘Escape Goat.’
The junior livestock auction will begin at 9 a.m. today at the fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton.
For more information, log on to www.sanjoaquinagfest.org.