Area youth livestock show, prom, egg hunt fall victim to new virus

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(KWTX) The number of cancellations and postponements in Central Texas continued to mount Thursday because of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Limestone County Fair Association Live Stock Show, which was to have run from Friday through Sunday, was cancelled Thursday.

“Our hearts are broken for these kids. We wanted you to have just one last semblance of normalcy before the bottom fell out completely,” the association said in a press release posted on its Facebook page Thursday.

“All of us board members wish the outcome could be different. We were so close,” the association said.

“Everything is ready. Time just was not on our side.”

“Learn from this, move on quickly, and come back strong next year and show this county what you are made of. Stock show kids are resilient and we think ours are the most resilient.”

The association plans to have an online auction to ease the financial blow of the cancellation.

Groesbeck High School’s prom, which was scheduled for April 18, has been postponed because of concerns about the virus.

The annual Copperas Cove Easter Egg Round Up, meanwhile, has been tentatively moved to May 2.

The Bruceville-Eddy ISD announced Thursday it’s extending school closings through April 3.

The Hillsboro ISD announced it’s suspending operations until further notice.

“HISD will provide meals and continuous learning opportunities. Your child’s campus will contact you with additional details next week,” the district said.