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For Immediate Release

Farm Bureau awards top women

12/2/2010 at 12:00 a.m.

HOT SPRINGS — The Women’s Committee from Washington County is again Arkansas Farm Bureau’s top women’s group for 2010. The committee won its third consecutive Outstanding County Women’s Program award Thursday, Dec. 2, during Farm Bureau’s 76th Annual Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

Querita Faddis accepted the award for Washington County.

Each year, Arkansas Farm Bureau honors the county Women’s Committee that exhibits exemplary support of its county organization, activities and goals. Farm Bureau women help accomplish the organization’s mission by working with local schools, educating children about agriculture and where they get their food, fiber and fuel. From a variety of Ag-in-the-Classroom activities to informing people how safe and affordable our food is, the women of Farm Bureau enthusiastically represent the organization by telling the farming story.  

Farm Bureau also recognized its Sew With Cotton Contest winners, Quinta Cruthis of Cave City (Sharp County) and Shira Bales of Viola (Fulton County). There were 52 contestants in the competition. 

Cruthis earned the Adult Sweepstakes win and Bales, 16, took the Youth Sweepstakes. Cruthis had earlier won the Adult Suit category and Bales, the Youth Dress category. Bales is the daughter of Jim and Lynn Bales.

Both take home Pfaff serger sewing machines, and each won $500.

Competition sponsors included Arkansas Farm Bureau and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with Family & Consumer Science Teachers.   


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Querita Faddis of the Washington County Women's Committee accepts the top women's committee award from Farm Bureau President Randy Veach at the organization's annual conference in Hot Springs.


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Quinta Curthis of Cave City won the 2010 Farm Bureau Sew With Cotton Award in the Adult Sweepstakes


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Sixteen-year-old Shira Bales of Viola won the 2010 Farm Bureau Sew With Cotton Youth Sweepstakes.

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of almost 220,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.


For more information contact:

Steve Eddington
(501) 228-1383
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203


Gregg Patterson
(501) 228-1282
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

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