GREENVILLE - The Darke County Cattlemen’s Association held their annual banquet on Feb. 3 at the American Legion. During the banquet they awarded several youth and adult members and crowned the 2014 beef queen.
There were four slots open for the board of directors, and those were uncontested and filled by Polo Perez, Travis Printz, Rob Godown and Russ Bennett.
Maci Snyder, 2013 beef queen, crowned 2014’s beef queen, Krisney Gwin, and the beef princess, Paige Lavy. Junior and Senior Herdsman Awards were given.
Jared Godown was named 2014 Junior Herdsman, with Alexis Wilcox as first runner-up, and Jena Godown as second runner-up. Marlee Hess was awarded the Senior Herdsman Award, with Kelsey Crandall as first runner-up, Trevor Mann as second runner-up, and Krisney Gwin as third runner-up.
Emily Beanblossom was awarded the $500 scholarship, but was unable to attend the banquet, so her sister accepted on her behalf. Beanblossom is a senior at Greenville High School and plans to attend The Ohio State University to study animal science. She has been an active 4-H member for nine years. Emily was also the 2008 Junior Herdsman, and the 2012 Senior Herdsman.
Brad Wilcox presented the Director’s Award to Dudley Lipps. Richard Delk spoke about the history and traditions of 4-H and the reach that it has, he stated that one in seven adults is a former member of 4-H.