Volunteers run the show

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Do you know what makes the stock show happen ?  Volunteers..volunteers  help in many aspects of the show .

Do you know what makes the stock show happen ?  Volunteers..volunteers  help in many aspects of the show . On a recent Sunday at The National Western Stock Show  I looked around I saw many cows being groomed, but in the expo hall I saw more and more people  wearing blue shirts with the words volunteer on their backs.   Pamela Jayne and Brad McCann were a few people I met.  They  are volunteers, Pamela Jayne has been helping  for 18 years and is excited that her daughter can help next year.  I asked her why it was important to be a volunteer and she said explained that she loves meeting the people and that “Everybody needs to give back.” 
Brad, I met at the Coors Art exhibit and he  said that he has always been in farming in some way or another and showed pigs, sheep, cows, and much more livestock on the farm he lived on in Nebraska.  He has been a volunteer for five years now working in the art exhibit, because he appreciates beauty. He and his wife roam around at many places  at the sheep and cows, but he likes the fact they get to choose where they  volunteer. 
The National Western uses 100’s of volunteers each year, from being a greeter to working the information booth or shuttle drivers in the cold cold air.  You must be over 16 years of age and can sign up on the national westerns website, if you like.