FREER - The 31st annual Freer Fair was held on March 7, 8 and 9 with exhibitors from all across Duval County.

The Freer Fair is hosted by the Freer Fair Association which is made up of community volunteers. The fair gives students a chance to earn money they can use towards their college tuition.

Students show everything from steers, pigs, goats to food and welding projects.

Since 2011, the Freer Fair Association has awarded a total of $31,250 in scholarship money to graduating senior of Duval County, according to the association.

Benavides FFA member, Clayton Garza, received the Top Hand Award and $250 towards next years project. THis award is given in memory of JC Paceley. Paceley was a strong supporter and advocate for the youth in the Freer community.

Grand Champions

Cole Davis - steer Anthony Gallegos - hog Madison Chapa - lamb Aralyn Ortiz - goat Jayson Siprian - rabbits Lauren Garza - poultry Jacob Barton - metal Lynette Guerra - wood Adrian Canales - wood metal combo  Camila Gracia - handcrafts Gabriela Viera - food Emma garza - photo Kimberly Alaniz - art Jessica Alaniz - kiddie calf Haiden Rodriguez - kiddie hog Kinzey Martinez - kiddie lamb Brynlee Davis - kiddie goat Candace Siprian - kiddie rabbit Reserve Grand Champions

Paul Perez - steer Kara Montez - hog Karlee Jo Hinojosa Kylah Saenz - goat Lauren Garza - rabbits Fausto Soliz - poultry Arnoldo Canales Jr. - metal Brianna Leal - wood Lauren Garza - handcrafts Jenel Perez - food Emma Garza - photo Gianni Lopez - art Robert Mason Garcia - kiddie hog Kalista Martinez - kiddie lamb Orlando Vera - kiddie goat Chase Siprian - kiddie rabbit Showmanship winners

Abby Garcia - kiddie rabbit Jessica Alaniz - kiddie calf Haiden Rodriguez - kiddie hog Kinzey Martinez - kiddie lamb Brynlee Davis - kiddie goat Alisandra Manriques - market fryer rabbits Eddie Garza - market poultry Javi Perez - market steer Jacob Barton - market hog Allison Valdez - market lamb Allison Valdez - market goat Breeding goat class winners

Grand champion - Cole Davis Reserve champion - Brynlee Davis Heifer class winners

Grand champion - Kadrian Perez