For about the cost of a couple of afternoon movie tickets and concession snacks, parents can give a child a two-day learning experience that they will benefit from for the rest of their lives, according to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

And parents can have a mini-vacation themselves, says Aaron Low, AgriLife Extension agent for Cherokee County and one of the program planners for the East Texas Show Star Series.

Set Oct. 22-23, the purpose of the weekend event is to educate youth new to showing livestock, especially those just starting out showing steers, heifers, lambs and goats, Low says.

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