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Top women’s committee named

Washington County wins sixth in a row

12/5/2013 at 5:08 p.m.


LITTLE ROCK — The Women’s Committee from Washington County has won its sixth consecutive Outstanding County Women’s Program award. The group was recognized Dec. 5, during Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 79th Annual Conference at the Marriott Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

County Women’s Committee Chairwoman Cassie Davis 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 and ranching story.  

Farm Bureau also recognized its Sew With Cotton Contest winners at the Women’s Luncheon and Sew With Cotton Fashion Show. Glenda Samuels of Farmington (Washington County) earned the Adult Sweepstakes win, and Mollie Elliott of Benton (Saline County) won the Youth Sweepstakes.  

Samuels won with an entry from the Adult Dress category and Elliot, 16, the Youth Dress category. She attends Benton High School and is the daughter of Craig and Gina Elliott.

Both take home Husqvarna serger sewing machines, and each won $400.

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

Cindy Wilson of Leslie who leads the Van Buren County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee received the inaugural Arkansas Farm Bureau Women’s Diamond Award. The honor was presented by Janice Marsh, chairwoman of the Arkansas Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee. The Women’s Diamond Award was created to honor a county Farm Bureau leader whose volunteer efforts were “above and beyond the norm.”

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Cassie Davis, chairwoman of the Washington County Farm Bureau Women's Committee, accepted the Outstanding County Farm Bureau Women's Committee award from Randy Veach, Arkansas Farm Bureau president. The award, which honors the state's top Farm Bureau women's committee, was presented at Arkansas Farm Bureau's 79th Annual Convention on Dec. 5 in Little Rock. This is the sixth consecutive year Washington County Farm Bureau has received this honor.

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Cindy Wilson (right) of Leslie, who leads the Van Buren County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, received the inaugural Arkansas Farm Bureau Women’s Diamond Award on Dec. 5 at the organization's annual meeting in Little Rock. The honor was presented by Janice Marsh, chairwoman of the Arkansas Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee. The Women’s Diamond Award was created to honor a county Farm Bureau leader whose volunteer efforts were “above and beyond the norm.”

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Glenda Samuels of Farmington took home $400 and a serger sewing machine after being named Adult Sweepstakes Winner in Arkansas Farm Bureau's Sew with Cotton Competition on Dec. 5 at the organization's annual meeting in Little Rock. Harry Willems of Farm Bureau made the presentation.

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Mollie Elliott of Benton took home $400 and a serger sewing machine after being named Youth Sweepstakes Winner in Arkansas Farm Bureau's Sew with Cotton Competition. Harry Willems of Farm Bureau made the presentation Dec. 5 at the organization's annual meeting in Little Rock. Mollie is the 16-year-old daughter of Craig and Gina.

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 192,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

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

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

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