BC Rural Development holds Annual Meeting
The Butler County Rural Development held its 55th annual meeting Saturday, November 3, at the Eva Hawes Ag Expo and Community Building. Big Bend, Little Muddy, Provo and Reedyville were represented at the meeting. The annual meeting is the highlight of the association’s year. After a welcome by President Mary Jo Franklin and the blessing by Greg Drake, there was a meal of turkey, dressing and trimmings provided by Gone Fishin’ and entertainment provided by the Johnson Family.
A short business meeting was held after the wonderful meal and great entertainment by the gospel group the Johnson family: Kirk, Melissa, Eli and Rachel. They brought great harmonies, both solo and as a group. Rachel did a great solo of “I Know My Redeemer Lives”. Melissa performed a solo as well, the Crabb Family’s song “Through the Fire”. There was a roll call of clubs. Big Bend RD had 20 in attendance. Provo RD had 11 members and 4 guests. Little Muddy had 18 in attendance. Reedyville had 6 in attendance.
$250 was presented to Lloyd Saylor, representing the Butler County Steering Committee. Greg Drake presented the Mike Duff Outstanding Club award to Reedyville RD, which member Betty Farris accepted. New officers were elected, and they are as such: President Gabe Keen, Vice President Danny Dye, Treasurer Melvin Bowles, Secretary Tracy Cowles. Various dignitaries in attendance were recognized. Door prizes, which were provided by the Butler County Steering Committee, were given. Greg honored the veterans, thanked Morgantown Mayor Linda Keown and the Morgantown City Council for the use of the facility.
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Story by Andy Sullivan, for Beech Tree News.