Rain Effects RGV Livestock Show

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POSTED: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 3:27pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:00am

On Monday, it may have been cloudy outside, but that wasn't going to stop the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show And Rodeo from trying to bring sunshine to people in the area....at least that's what the show's president said.

RGV Show President Bobby Sparks says unless it rained hard, that they were going to keep the carnival open.That is different from Sunday night, when they shut the rides and food vendors actually down. Sparks said the weather has driven down their numbers this year.

"It hurt us pretty bad on that. but you know the show must go on. the animals are still coming in. we're still judging the animals. the show is going on. weather or not. but the weather is going to get better.the sun is going to come out. and things are going to get better," said Sparks.

He said that they are expecting sunshine throughout the rest of the week. On Monday they were primarily dealing with the issue of moving equipment through mud and puddles, to get the equipment into place for when the crowds start pouring in again.

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