March 10, 2010 – â€œFirethorne Stampedeâ€ auction team raised its bidding paddle high to purchase the Grand Champion Goat, Reserve Champion Broiler, Grand Champion Showman Lamb, and several other prized animals at the Katy Independent School District (I.S.D.) Future Farmers of America (FFA) Livestock Show and Sale.Â The Firethorne team also bought the fourth place goat, eighth place rabbit, 14th place lamb and pig, plus 10 add-ons in the Barn Sale to support FFA college funds for Katy I.S.D. students.
â€œThe Katy I.S.D. FFA Livestock Show and Sale is always a highlight of the year.Â We especially were thrilled to purchase the rabbit raised by one of our own Firethorne Guide employees, Shelby Jasso, who is a senior at James Taylor High School,â€ said â€œFirethorne Stampedeâ€ spokesman Wayne Meyer.Â â€œShelby has done a great job as an FFA student and at Firethorne, where sheâ€™s worked after school and summers,â€ said Meyer, general manager of the 1,400-acre Firethorne master-designed community in Katy/Fulshear.
The â€œFirethorne Stampedeâ€ participants are Mike Dinges, John Steffes & BKD, Lyndel Berry, Cliff Kavanaugh, Tax Tech, Terracon, Storm Water Solutions, Freed Advertising, Susan Farb Public Relations, Park Construction, Bluegrass Maintenance, Jones & Carter, David Weekley Homes,Â K. HovnanianÂ and Jefferson Development Company.Â
Firethorne, located 15 miles west of the Houston Energy Corridor, features 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities, a 12-acre lake with surrounding greenbelt, resort-style swim center, sports fields, hike/bike trails, parks and playgrounds, wildlife observation area and a natural bird habitat. Â Itâ€™s where the vibrancy of West Houston meets the small-town charm of Katy/Fulshear.Â Take I-10 West and exit Pin Oak to FM 1463, go to www.firethorne.info, or call 281-693-1011.