From left are Bobbie Neal-Little, 2015 Cowbelle of the Year, and 2015 Copper Cowbelles President Jo Ann Miller. (Courtesy Photo)
This annual award is bestowed on a member for outstanding service to the organization and to the promotion of the ranching way of life. Bobbie Neal-Little exemplifies this honor. She has served over 15 years as a Copper CowBelle and although she stays quite busy with her family, she always makes time to help a neighbor and support local youth.
Bobbie has been instrumental in assisting the Silver City Museum with “Trunk lessons” on ranching as well as collecting artifacts and histories for an upcoming ranching exhibit. She works hard to promote the fundraising efforts for the Copper CowBelles with the annual Shindig, coming up April 30, as well as the annual Grant County Fair booth and other venues which fund scholarships for Grant County students majoring in Agricultural fields.
The local chapter of the New Mexico CowBelles organization, Copper CowBelles, began September 1976. The Copper CowBelles, with members from all walks of life, have made themselves known as a group of women who want everyone to know the importance of the beef industry to Grant County and The State of New Mexico.
The CowBelles 2015 Shindig was a great success thanks to our members, sponsors and the community! We are still in the preliminary process of tallying up our funds raised. It looks like we had a record number of tickets to the event that were sold. The silent auction was down from previous years. As always, we enjoyed the fantastic music of The Yarbrough Band.
We have several special
Kevin & Tanya Thompson and Niel & Sameena McDonald – Edward Jones Investments
Holiday Inn Express – Laureate Beta
Silver City Radio, KNFT
Aunt Judy’s Attic, Western Bank, Mimbres Feeds & Farm Bureau Financial Svcs Susie Sumrall
The Grant County Beat – Silver City Independent
Our poster advertisers
CowBelles members, family & friends
Mark your calendar! The date for the Copper CowBelles 2014 Shindig is Saturday-April 12th.
We have reserved the Flame Convention Center and booked The Yarbrough Band.
The CowBelles leadership have selected the theme “SPRING ROUND-UP” and are well on their way to planning the annual event. Make plans to join the CowBelles for an evening of dancing, making new friends and renewing old acquaintences.
The event will be a dinner, dance and silent auction as it has been in the past.
We are working on confirming our caterer, getting auction items, and printing tickets and posters.
Stay tuned for more details!
Hope you will make plans to join us on April 12th! Any questions, please contact Copper CowBelle Co-President Judy de Pedro at 575-535-2567.
Did you know the National Beef Ambassador Program is funded in part by the Beef Checkoff? For every cow sold in the United States one dollar per head is donated to the Beef Checkoff Program, fifty cents going to the state program and fifty cents going to the national program. The Beef Checkoff is essential to our industry because it funds programs to promote our product. They produce all sorts of beef promotional supplies from “Still Safe, Still Nutritious, Still a Family Favorite” billboards down I-5 in California to “I Heart Beef” stickers given out to elementary students in New York State If you pick up a pamphlet in the grocery store informing you on the benefits of lean beef, chances are there is a red check logo on the back. The Beef Checkoff not only proves on a daily basis why beef is needed in your diet, but works hard to tell the beef production story. That’s where my team and I step in.
Click here to read more of this story by Katie at the National Beef Ambassador blog.
(Via the Silver City Daily Press article – Evelyn Yates pictured)