County proclaims National Outdoor Show Month
72nd National Outdoor Show set for Feb. 24-25
— Dorchester County Council presented a proclamation at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, recognizing February as National Outdoor Show Month.
The 72nd National Outdoor Show will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 at South Dorchester School in Golden Hill.
The proclamation saluted the National Outdoor Foundation Committee for sponsoring this event that highlights the natural resources and heritage of Dorchester County, including trappers, sportsmen, watermen, and wildlife.
Miss Outdoors 2016 Allyson Adams spoke about her experience represent- ing Dorchester County over the past year, locally and in Cameron, La., at the Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival.
“This year has been incredible,” Adams said. “I’m sad to have to give up this beautiful crown, but I’m excited to see who gets to experience this next year (as Miss Outdoors 2017).”
Several National Outdoor Foundation committee members and Little Miss Outdoors Jayden Anders and Little Mister Outdoors Gavin Fitzhugh were also there to accept the proclamation.
Festivities will begin with the Miss Outdoors Pageant beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 24. The doors will open at 5 p.m. for those wishing to dine and view exhibits before the program.
After the pageant, the World Champion Muskrat SemiFinals for Men and Women will be held.
The doors will open again at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, for the Little Miss and Little Mister pageant, which begins at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday afternoon will be full of competitions and demonstrations including duck and goose calling, pole skinning, log sawing, muskrat cooking and much more.
Muskrat will be served all day until sold out.
The main event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday and will feature a live auction, children’s races, corn shelling, oyster shucking, trap setting, raccoon skinning, nutria skinning and muskrat skinning.
The 4th National Outdoor Show Cookbook will be on sale for $15 throughout the event.
Pre-sale wristbands good for all three events are available at the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce and Foxwell Auctions until Thursday, Feb. 23. The cost $18 for adults and $7 for children. At the door, tickets will be $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 3 to 12. Separate admission is required for Friday’s show, Saturday’s matinee and Saturday evening’s show.
A full schedule of events and times and additional information is available at www.nationaloutdoorshow. org.
Members of the National Outdoor Foundation Committee and reigning Miss Outdoors Allyson Adams, Little Miss Outdoors Jayden Anders and Little Mister Outdoors Gavin Fitzhugh accepted a proclamation from the Dorchester County Council.