Thank you to all that shared in the evening for our 101st annual meeting. There were 186 people that RSVP'd for the event that was held at the Chester American Legion. Kevin Luthy, Board President, shared that he will be stepping down from the Board. Steve Stallman was awarded a plaque for his years of service as the Randolph County Farm Bureau Foundation President. Ron Deterding will take on these duties. New board members were elected, scholarship winners acknowledged, poster contest winners awarded prizes, and our guest speaker, Tami Schilling, shared her knowledge with the attendees. Butcher Block catered a nice meal as well. Thank you to everyone for making this evening a success.
The 2017 ice cream sells have come to an end. This year at the World Shooting Complex. Serving began on July 30 and ended on August 11. The lines were often stretched out down the sidewalk while waiting to choose a favorite; vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, mint chocolate chip, banana cream or peach. Maybe even a piece of peach or blackberry cobbler was added. Punch cards are popular with the, "Buy five get one free". We always tell everyone they can bring their punch cards back in the future. You can't believe how many we get from prior years. I took one that was 5 years old this year. An estimate of ice cream sold was 800 gallons this year That is 160 batches at 5 gallon each. Now that is a lot of ice cream!!
Only with the help of many can this be accomplished. There are women's committee members, Brandi and the AITC coalition, FFA chapters, 4-H clubs, Board Members, COUNTRY employees and other volunteers, including past scholarship recipients and their families. And the person who spends everyday the entire time pulling off this fundraiser is Katie Cayo, Manager. In the office Kendra is making peach puree and Tammy the candied pecans. Now that is a lot of people coming together to support the Randolph County Foundation. To all of you, many thanks.
Scholarships will be awarded and Ag in the Classroom will be supported with these funds. Giving back for agriculture.
Each year our Board of Directors and our Governmental Affairs Committee invite our elected County Officials and several State Officials to spend the "Evening in the Country" with them. This is a great opportunity for the farmers to share what is happening in agriculture in our county and state level. Each official updates our organization what is happening in their offices. We appreciate that we have always had great relationships with everyone and thank them for taking the time to attend. This year the event was held at the Cedar Hill Farm in Red Bud. We shared a wonderful meal and some very awesome desserts. Another successful Randolph County program.
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