The Delta County Livestock Association had its annual barbecue at the Delta County Fair at the fairgrounds in Hotchkiss on Saturday, Aug. 13.
The livestock association would like to thank everyone who came and enjoyed its scholarship barbecue. The roast beef and lamb meal, cooked by Jared Greenwood, delivered another successful fair barbecue. There were 480 meal tickets sold.
The DCLA would like to thank everyone who donated food items or time to help make the barbecue a success. Sisson's Feed and Ranch donated the corn on the cob and beans, JC Propane donated propane for cooking, Hank Dymond donated the use of his corn cooker, Upper Valley Holsteins donated all the butter, American AgCredit donated plates, napkins and cups, and Black Mesa CattleWomen provided and helped serve desserts and drinks.
Additionally, we would like to thank Cedaredge and Hotchkiss FFA chapters for bringing students to help on Saturday. On hand to help were 13 Cedaredge FFA members and eight FFA and 4-H students from Hotchkiss as well as Katie Greenwood, the Cedaredge FFA advisor and Coley Wondra, Hotchkiss FFA advisor. Some students arrived very early to help with set up, then stayed to serve the meal and later clean up. They provided invaluable help and we could not have done it without them.
Additionally, four scholarship recipients joined us to help serve food and drinks and take tickets. The scholarship recipients were invited be at the barbecue to thank everyone in person for helping contribute to the scholarship fund.
Thank you to Ryan Latta, 2015 DCLA scholarship recipient and to 2016 scholarship recipients James LeValley, Hailey Lofley and Bo Pipher for attending.
Also, thanks to the Delta County Fair Junior Livestock Sale Committee for providing buyers with a DCLA barbecue meal. The live music in the park helped make the Delta County Livestock Association scholarship barbecue a great social event where members of the Delta County livestock industry could get together and enjoy a few hours of camaraderie and fellowship.
Submitted by Hannah Todd, secretary, Delta County Livestock Association