From: Ken Stevenson, Chair
Further to the recent media announcement made during the Chatham-Kent Council Meeting on September 14th, this is to inform you that the Annual Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner will be held at Country View Golf Course on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015.
Both the Induction Ceremony and the Noon Hour Luncheon will be held at Country View, beginning with a “Meet and Greet” at 11:30 a.m., with a Cash Bar available. At noon hour we will enjoy a delicious buffet, followed by the official Induction Ceremony, which will highlight the contributions of our inductees. This year’s induction ceremony will mark the 27th anniversary since the first induction in 1989.
The cost of the dinner tickets is $20 each, and can be reserved by contacting our secretary, Kathryn Vanek at 519-683-2929. If this should be a long distance call, you can call the Chatham-Kent Municipal Office at 519-360-1998 and ask for Kathryn at 519-683-2929. Wheatley area residents can call the municipal office toll free at 1-800-714-7947.
The Committee is very pleased to announce that the following individuals will be inducted into the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame at that time.
Rex Crawford, Dover Township
Al DeWitte, Maurice Neutens, and Terry Youlton – founders of Kent County Fertilizers
Professor Gerald Nelson Ruhnke (deceased)
Bill and Diane Parks, Bothwell area
Alice Uher, Harwich Township
As a reminder, the biographical information and photographs of all who have been inducted into the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame since 1989 are now included on the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame Website, through the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s Website.
In order to support our 2015 inductees, it is hoped that as many as possible of the former inductees and members of the Association can be in attendance.
The Board of Directors of the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame Association would also like to encourage all inductees, to become members of the Association, at a cost of $25 for a “lifetime” membership. If you have not yet become a member, and wish to do so, this can be done on the day of the induction with our Treasurer, Jamey Campbell, or by contacting Kathryn at 519-683-2929.
It is also requested that if you know of someone that you feel should be inducted into the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame, please be sure to pick up a Nomination Form which will be available on November 17th, or you can contact Kathryn. The Nomination Forms are also available on the Hall of Fame website.
The annual meeting will be held on Thursday, December 10th, 2015, commencing at 9:00 a.m. in the Katheryn Clements Room of St. Andrew’s Residence, Park Street, Chatham. Everyone is most welcome to attend this meeting!!