Monday, March 16, 2015

Kiwanis Ag Banquet

Governor Pete Ricketts was in Seward tonight for the 47th annual Kiwanis Ag Recognition Banquet.  This was his final stop after traveling across the State in recognition of National Ag week. The event has grown considerably from the earlier days of the Kiwanis Club recognizing the “Young Farm Family” of the year. Also recognized now is a County Agribusiness award which went to Marlin and Margie Burkey; David and Diane Mooney were inducted into the Seward County Hall  of Agricultural Achievement: and, the Harry Slawnyk Family was recognized as the Kiwanis Outstanding Farm Family. Ron Fowler KLKN-TV News Anchor served as MC. Wess Robotham, President of the Kiwanis club, gave the Welcome. Governor Ricketts gave a short message; County Fair Ag Scholarships were presented by Ron Gade, President of the County Ag Society, to four young ladies; Doug Brand recognized past award winners; Charles Lieske spoke on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce; and, Dr. Ron Wallman  made interesting comments in presenting the award to the Slawnyk Family. It was a Great Banquet with Prime Rib and all the trimmings. It was enjoyed by over 450 people on a day when temperatures broke all existing records with readings in the 90’s. 

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