HONESDALE — The annual fall dinner meeting of the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau was held recently at the Park Street Complex in Honesdale.
Dairy Ambassador Zoe Buckingham preceded the meal with a milk toast. The Red Schoolhouse catered a sumptuous dinner for the crowd of over 100 people.
After President Karl Eisenhauer welcomed the guests, he gave the attendees of the Bucknell Youth Conference an opportunity to report on their experiences.
Buckingham, Zachary Curtis and Andrew Theobald all spoke about what they learned and how much fun they had.
Zachary Meling, who was unable to attend the meeting, sent a letter of gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the conference.
The winners of the Safety Poster and Essay Contest were: Carly Cerciello, Andrew Bromberger, Emily Peet and Kristen Kjetsaa. They each received a trophy and $25.
Kjetsaa is also the state contest winner and will travel to the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting in Hershey. There her winning webpage will be viewed and she will receive a $100 Visa gift card.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the VIP Award to Marlyn Shaffer of Hamlin. He has worked tirelessly for over 60 years to promote the betterment of the farming community through Farm Bureau.
Keith Eckel, former president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, presented Marlyn a proclamation from Senator Lisa Baker. Representatives Pam DeLissio and Mike Peifer each brought proclamations from Harrisburg.
Nancy Grotevant and Dave Williams read letters of gratitude and congratulations on behalf of the Extension Service and Farm Bureau.
Marlyn was both surprised and humbled by the acknowledgment of his dedication to the organization.
Six policy recommendations were brought to the floor and all six were passed by the membership. They will now be taken to the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting in Hershey for further review.
The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau is a voluntary organization that works to advance the interests of agriculture and the rural community. For more information or to become a member, call Karl Eisenhauer at (570) 226 -1644.