Letter to Editor: Center Kiwanis thankful for Livestock Sale Fund support


Thank you for your generous donation to our 4-H FFA Livestock Sale Fund and making this investment in support of the youth of our community — local donors include: Beiriger and Sons, RG Bank, Miller Coors, Ramstetter Farms, Farm Service Center, Compost Tech, Biel Crop Consulting, Price Farms, Gerald and Vicki Myers, Brian Roberts, DDS, Mac and Bailey Mondragon, Richard and Marilyn Eagles, David and Linda Warsh, Tyler and Kaylene Keffen, Russell Brown, J&J Circles/Janet Myers, Lars Worker, Ponderosa Partnership, Skip and Sue McClure, Mt. Valley Logistics, Ponderosa Partnership, Aspen Produce, Lee A. Consaul Co. Inc., Eric Ellithorpe, Ken and Dallas Anderson, McNitt Produce, Howey Farms, Nissen Farms, Debra Upton, Gunbarrel Station, Lewis Entz, Monte Vista Elks, Saguache County, Don and Billie Carpenter, Judy Crawley, Bartee Ranch, Dan and Denise Temple, Jim Ford Farms, and Mark Gibson.

As a result of your generosity, we were able to reward the efforts of 11 of our San Luis Valley youth by purchasing five lambs and six goats for a total of $14,134.30. Due to the great support of several Valley businesses, individuals and other purchasing groups like ours most of the livestock had a return of $1,100 or more. Rest assured any money left in the Center Kiwanis 4-H FFA Livestock Sale Fund will be held until next year’s Junior Livestock Auction.

We, and the youth of the Valley, thank you. It is only through your support that we are able to do projects of this type. Or any project for that matter. We are always seeking new members, who would like to assist the furtherance of our local youth and community. If you would like to visit and see what else we do, please feel free to drop in at the Center Kiwanis Hall any Monday evening and join us for one of our meetings. We will even feed you.

We invite you to join us for an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 29. We will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs.

Kenneth Bartee

Center Kiwanis Club 4-H Livestock Fund Chairman