Thanks to all who make Fair happen
To the editor:
It's Baker County Fair time and I would like to take a minute and say, "thank you" to the Baker County 4-H Extension Staff, Fair Manager, staff, and Fair Board members. The countless hours they spend supporting 4-H and FFA youth, parents and leaders is very much appreciated.
Fair Manager Colleen Taylor does an exceptional job of managing and
promoting the fairgrounds as does Angie Turner, assistant fair manager.
Colleen's crew, Larry Albert and Delo Simmons' efforts are greatly
appreciated - special thanks to you for the great job you do in
preparing the arena.
4-H Extension Agent Janice Cowan, through her oversight and
participation in a whole host of 4-H activities, truly makes a positive
difference in the lives of 4-H kids. Office Manager Jayne Keller and
assistant Angela Robb cheerfully respond to all kinds of different
questions and requests and keep 4-H leaders organized and timely.
4-H and FFA programs are very worthwhile programs. We are very
fortunate to have strong programs here in Baker County and without the
support and guidance of these dedicated individuals, it would be
difficult - if not impossible - for them to continue. Thank you!
See you at the fair!
Gina Perkins, Baker City
4-H Horse Leader
Many people made Shrine game work
To the editor:
We would like to thank all the people that made the East-West Shrine
All-Star Football Game and weekend a huge success. Special thanks go to
the Baker Quarterback Club, Trail Tenders and the Chamber for the
players barbecue on Thursday.
Also, the Randy Carpenter Foundation for sponsoring the Texas hold 'em
tournament, and Jody Stewart at Quail Ridge Golf Course for the help on
the Shrine golf tournament.
The parade was wonderfully coordinated by Ginger and Kerry Savage. As
always, Baker High School had the field in top shape and it showcased
our premier facilities for all to see.
A great big thank you to the Baker County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen for
the breakfast and the steer donation, as it was auctioned off for over
$16,000 with all proceeds going to the Shrine hospital. We would also
like to thanks the Knights of Columbus, ticket-takers, announcer,
statisticians, officials and all the other volunteers who gave of their
time and expertise to make this weekend a rousing success.
Thank you to Timothy Bishop, who coordinated the marketing and worked
hard to help Root Sports get the TV ads in place. Kudos to the Haines
Stampede for their team roping event which netted $2,200 for the Shrine
Hospital. Above all, we would like to thank the sponsors and fans for
your continued support. The Shriners thank you and the kids thank you.
We are lucky to live in the most beautiful town in America and we can
be proud as an entire community.
Fred Warner Jr.
President, Baker County Shrine Club