The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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February 21, 2014

Our Town: Local Farm Bureau donates to food banks


The Anderson County Farm Bureau reached out to local food banks during Texas Food Connection Week, Feb. 16-22, presenting each of six local food banks with a $200 donation.

Local food pantries receiving the donation included United Pentecostal Church, Palestine Community Food Pantry, Stock Pot, First Resource Center, St. Vincent DePaul and Dogwood Hills Baptist Church.

Farmers and ranchers across the state organized community activities, donated to local philanthropies and spurred conversations with consumers during the week-long program.

“Texas Food Connection Week is about sharing what we do on our farms and ranches to grow our food fuel and fiber,” Anderson County Farm Bureau president Jeff Croft said. “Young people and adults have questions about their food and agriculture. This week gives farmers the opportunity to start and informative conversation with them.

“Food is one thing that connects everyone. We work hard every day to provide families with fresh, nutritious and affordable food,” Croft said. “We look forward to connecting with consumers.”

Texas Food Connection Week, formerly Food Check-Out Week, was established to connect farmers with their customers and spur conversations about agriculture and food related issues, including affordability, nutrition, animal welfare, profitability and productivity.

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Rodeo princess deadline nears

Anderson County girls ranging in age from 5 to 19 are encouraged to participate in the upcoming rodeo queen competition during the 2014 Dogwood Frontier CPRA/UPRA Rodeo this spring.

The final application deadline for Queen, Princess and Little Miss competitions will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Anderson County Youth Livestock Expo Center, located at U.S. 287 North in Palestine. Girls interested in competing must attend this meeting to be eligible.

Entry fee is $50 per contestant. The competition will be held at 10 a.m. May 24 at the Anderson County Youth Livestock Expo Center. Interviews and horsemanship will be held under the pavilion.

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