The Grant County Copper CowBelles met June 16th, with lots of social distancing, on the back patio of a member’s house. It was, needless to say wonderful to see each other. The scholarship committee submitted the revised applications for our academic and new trade career categories. Copper recognizes the need for welders, electricians, linemen etc in rural communities. Everyone was encouraged to help publicize this new scholarship offering. The Grant County Fair was discussed with the hope that the Exhibit Building will be allowed to be open. Copper always has a booth with Beef giveaways, recipes and information about the nutritional values of beef and how to safely handle and cook it. Kathy Davis reported about heritagewaters.org a local group formed to fight proposed legislation to designate the Gila and San Francisco Rivers as Wild and Scenic. This proposal could devastate the farming community of Gila and impact the mining business in Grant County. Desserts were shared after the Treasurer’s Report was made and the Dear to Our Hearts Committee reported health news on members who have been ill recently.
Submitted by Pat Hunt, President