Monday, February 5, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 18


THIS IS THE WEEK OF THE 21st ANNUAL KMAQ FARM AND HOME SHOW.

NO REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY.

ROTARIANS ARE  URGED TO ATTEND SHOW THURSDAY NOON FOR LUNCH
(PAID BY CLUB) AND WATCH THE ROTARY AG AWARDS PRESENTATION.

AMBER MATHIESEN OF MAQUOKETA, COUNTY EXTENSION DIRECTOR,
WAS NAMED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD WINNER AND INTRODUCED BY
DEAN ENGEL, OF MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AG COMMITTEE, ALSO A SPONSOR OF THE AWARDS.
THE AGRI-BUSINESS AWARD WENT TO TREVIS AND NANCY MAYFIELD,
OWNERS OF THE NEWSPAPERS IN MAQUOKETA, DEWITT AND BELLEVUE,
SALLY DAVIES MADE THE PRESENTATION.
THE FARMER OF YEAR AWARD WENT TO THE GRAVERT APPLE ORCHARD
FARM NEAR GREEN ISLAND/SABULA.    THEY FARM APPLES FROM  AROUND
600 TREES.    OWNERS DIANE GRAVERT AND HER DAUGHTER LAURA     LARABEE ABOVE AND AT LEFT, AMBER MATHIESEN PRESENTED THE
AWARD.
ALL WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A PLAQUE,    THIS WAS THE 29TH
YEAR FOR THE AWARDS, STARTED BY THE LATE BILL STEWART, WHO
WAS THE ROTARY SECRETARY BACK IN 1990.