Dedication 2018
Bobby and Debbie Balser were initiated into the stock show life when their children,
Ryan (FFA) and Lindsey (4-H) began showing swine. They had no idea, at the time,
that this activity would greatly influence their lives and their children’s careers.
Both children returned to this area after college, are now employed as leaders in
the respective organizations they showed under, as well as HCDJLS directors and volunteers.

Because of the positive impact that these three organizations (FFA, 4-H and
HCDJLSA) had on their children and continue to have on the local youth of today,
they proudly support these organizations. Bobby was involved in the startup of
the Kerr County 4-H Project Center where he serves as a mentor and has also
received recognition by local FFA & 4-H clubs for his leadership. He has been a
HCDJLS director for many years and has served in numerous areas including swine
superintendent, fundraiser chairman, and Executive Board where he is currently
1st Vice President. Debbie can be found behind the scenes in several areas of
the association. She has served on the fundraiser committee for 11 years in many
positions including co-chairman with Bobby. She has helped in the office during the
County and District shows and worked the sale checkout during the auction for many years.

They are proud to be a part of the HCDJLS family and feel privileged to work with so
many individuals who give so much of their time, energy and finances to keep this
organization’s mission alive and growing. They expect to be on the scene for quite a
few more years since they have been blessed with four grandchildren, three of which
are already showing swine, with the fourth to hopefully follow when he is old enough.