The Delta County Livestock Association is a community organization that works hard to maintain strong ties within our local community, as well as with our neighbors.
The Delta County Livestock Association makes donations to FFA chapters, Delta County Fair and Rodeo, June Classic Jackpot, Operation Sweet Tooth and to the Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trails. DCLA also maintains a working relationship with local FFA chapters to provide volunteer opportunities. Additionally, DCLA annually gives scholarships to high school graduates of Delta County.
This association is made up of neighbors working together for a greater good and helping to build camaraderie within our community that benefits everyone.
Sometimes, events are bigger than any of us and at times like these we all need good friends and neighbors to help pull us through. Everyone has heard about the devastating fires that struck eastern Colorado as well as Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The damage that our neighbors suffered was greater than most of us have ever faced and we hope never to be faced with such destruction ourselves. It has been amazing to watch as donations of supplies, equipment and feed poured in to assist those who experienced losses.
The Delta County Livestock Association made a donation of $1,000 to assist with fire relief. This donation will be used toward whatever agricultural supplies are needed. This is a time when our neighbors need us and DCLA is doing what it can to help them. Someday it could be Delta County needing help; these alliances will sustain us in hard times.
Thank you, DCLA members and supporters, for making it possible for this association to do these positive works in our communities and to help our distant neighbors. It is your time and resources that make this organization a success. Plan to attend the annual meeting and picnic at Bill Heddles Recreation Center the evening of July 7 and the fair barbecue on Aug. 12.
At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.