The Saline County Fair Association will sponsor the annual junior livestock auction Saturday morning at the county fairgrounds.
The event is scheduled for 10 a.m.
Mollie Wright, spokesperson for the county fair board, said the auction provides local residents and businesses an opportunity to help support youth with their projects by donating "add-on" money or purchasing the animals for pets or other uses.Â
"Each year several youth between the ages of 7 and 19 from across Saline County travel to the fair for a chance to compete in the junior livestock show and sale," Wright said.
Arkansans will have a chance to vote on whether to raise the statewide minimum wage during the November election.
Secretary of State Mark Martin announced Tuesday that the Act to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage has met signature requirements and will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady and his office will be hosting a banquet honoring Saline County law enforcement personnel.
Everett Buick GMC will serve as corporate sponsor for the event.
During the event, U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer of the Eastern District of Arkansas will be the featured speaker.
"Last year was a great event, and it is going to be even bigger and better this year," Casady said.