The Copper CowBelles were very active at this year’s Grant County Fair. Our booth was located in the Exhibit Hall and we held drawings every day. President Deborah did a great job chairing this event. Vice President Annette and Past President Pat were on hand to hand out the prizes for the beef drawing and candy guessing contests.
The Grant County Copper CowBelles met on September 18, 2018. President Deborah van Tellingen opened the meeting with the Pledge, prayer and creed. New member Cherry Fe was introduced and guest speakers Joe Bryce and Bart Roselli of the Silver City Museum gave a presentation about next year’s ranching exhibit. They are requesting individual family histories of Grant County ranchers and any other information we can give them for the planned exhibit.
A letter from former Bar Wilson was passed around. It was noted that several members have new addresses and it was requested that our lists be updated. Deborah encouraged everyone to come out and help with our fair booth and the marketing committee displayed the new banners developed for display at the fair.
A motion was passed to approve a donation to the Grant County Cattlegrowers to help with the processing costs for the steer they will buy at the fair. A motion was also made and the 2019 slate of officers: Deborah van Tellingen, President; Linda Pecotte, Vice President; Annette George, Secretary and Mary Hudson, Treasurer was approved. They will be installed at the December meeting.
Deborah announced that the Grant County Commissioners signed a proclamation this week making October 1-5 “New Mexico Grown Week” in honor of the partnership between New Mexico Farmers, Ranchers and Public Schools. This proclamation for Grant County is “to honor New Mexico’s vibrant food, farming and ranching culture that is significant to the rural economy and provides employment opportunities on farms”. The Copper CowBelles were invited to be at the Commission meeting for the presentation.
Submitted by Pat Hunt