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.
Randolph County Farm Bureau
Randolph County Farm Bureau celebrated 100 years on November 21, 2016. The night was a success with nearly 200 in attendance at the World Shooting Complex Event Center. Many thanks to Rich Guebert Jr, Illinois Farm Bureau President and past RCFB President for speaking at this special event. Two past Managers of the Randolph County Farm Bureau, Mike Hodge who is currently ILFB Director of Member Services & Public Relations and Ryan Ford current ILFB Regional Manager shared photos and many accomplishments of Randolph County.
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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.
Randolph County Farm Bureau had several attend the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in Phoenix, Arizona January 6-10, 2017. This is an opportunity for the voices of agriculture to come together and work for the betterment of providing for this world. Thanks to Kevin & Kari Luthy, David & Yvonne Gramenz, Jack & Jared McCormick, Steve Uffelmann and Katie Cayo for representing Randolph County, IL.
Animals can bring so much joy. Thanks for sharing these awesome photos with your County Farm Bureau.
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