Friday, March 24, 2006

Celebrating Ag Day

An estimated 140 people dined on ribeye steak, baked potato, slaw, applesauce and pie or cake Thursday night at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
The occasion was to celebrate Ag Day in Clay County.
Master of Ceremonies Mark Evans said the dinner was planned as an alternative to the breakfasts which have been a staple of Ag Day in recent years. The dinner was attended by more people, he said.
The dinner was prepared by the Clay County Cattle Association and sponsored by First Financial.
Dr. Simon Kenyon, Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, spoke on risk management, particularly as it relates to meat and poultry in light of Mad Cow Disease and Avian Flu.
The “Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag” was led by Northview and Clay City high school FFA members, who also distributed door prizes from various county businesses.