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Last Spring Livestock Show at Langley Bell 4-H Center
ESCAMBIA CO., Fla. -- Escambia County 4H students are getting ready for a new chapter.
Saturday is their 20th Annual Spring Livestock Show. It could also be the last one held at the Langley Bell 4-H Center.
The land was sold last year to Navy Federal for $3.6 million.
But the land belongs to 4-H for one more year. They hope to get a new plot of land in Molino by the next livestock show.
For two decades, 4-H kids have showcased their animals on the land.
Saturday's show, is going to be an emotional one. The children are just focused on the competition.
Patra Miller has been raising her hog Napoleon for months now, prepping him to be 'best in show.'
"He's the sweetest thing he loves to eat apples and marshmallows and he'll follow anyone around," said Miller.
Raising a hog or any farm animal is a lot of work.
Kids feed them, take care of them. For years, this has been that brought them together.
Saying goodbye isn't easy.
"I am very disappointed, this is my third year and this is where I've always shown. It's going to be very difficult to get used to new surroundings," said Victoria Bell.
As much as the children will miss it, the adults will miss it just as much.
"I was a young child when I started 4-H.Our family has been out here for years and years. 4-H meant a lot to me."
The land will help Navy Federal expand and bring 1,500 jobs into the community.
Patra Millers knows it means a lot to the county.
She hopes their last show on this land, will be a good memory.
"Just all the kids having a good attitude whether they win or lose, not do as well as they hope for," Miller said.
4-H leaders hope to have a new land bought in the next 6 to 8 months.