This past Monday was our Annual Achievement Banquet. This year was a little bit more exciting than those of the past. About half way through the banquet there were tornado sirens going off in Goshen. While we thought Kelly would bolt out of the room at any minute, Keith informed us that there was nothing to be alarmed about so we continued on with our program.
We had another full house for the banquet and many tasty dishes to enjoy! Tim & Dale Leer and Floyd Beechy did a wonderful job grilling the meat for the banquet as always. We want to thank Dana J's catering for preparing the Lamb Chops that we enjoyed as well! Also to everyone who brought a dish to share.
We started our awards portion of the program with presenting our Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, Grand Champion Pen of Two and Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Two. We want to thank Millmark Enterprises, Darin & Michelle Miller and Tim Graber for their help with the Awards that these exhibitors received.
We then moved on to our class winners, breed champions and reserve breed champions. We also awarded our breeding showman and showmanship winners from our lamb show during the fair. Other awards given out on Monday night were for the Carcass Show, Shepherd's Quiz & Judging Contest, Costume Contest, Obstacle Course, Achievement Point System, Beginner and Junior Achievements, Skill-a-thon winners, 10 Year members, Career Achievement Awards and Outstanding Members.
On of our most prestigious awards is the Outstanding Member Award. This award goes to a 8-10 year member of the club who has exhibited excellence throughout their lamb club career. The recipients of this award for this year were perfect examples of this. They helped wherever they were needed and were always willing to jump in and get their hands dirty. Congratulations to Quentin Beechy and Zach Holdeman for being named the 2013 Outstanding Members.
We want to thank the families of our Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Lambs for setting up and decorating the banquet hall. We loved this fish on the table and they made great door prizes! The kids especially loved them!