BROKEN BOW—The Custer County Ag Society has seen a busy fall but is already looking ahead to the annual Winter Ball—currently scheduled for January 30, 2021. Board members joined in a regular board meeting on Friday, October 9 inside the 4-H building at the Custer County Fairgrounds.
Few action items were voted on during Friday’s meeting but much discussion took place including the dates for the Winter Ball (January 30) as well as the Ag Society Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 12 following the regular monthly meeting. Elections for the fair board will take place during the annual meeting, time TBD.
The Custer County 4-H Recognition Night will be held on Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m. and Angie Peterson of the Extension Office confirmed the event will be held virtually.
The Ag Society discussed the possibility of the Broken Bow Elks Lodge adding electricity to the new picnic shelter or helping with some other project at the fairgrounds. The board agreed any help the Elks wish to provide is appreciated.
Grounds Manager J.J. Martin was not present but sent notes for discussion regarding the Black Widow arena groomer bearings and refilling dirt inside the horse stalls.
Administrator Michelle Nelson said the fall is looking full in terms of events such as upcoming team roping, barrel race, sales, private events, and an upcoming benefit event. Nelson also said talks are in progress regarding a possible concert during next year’s Custer County Fair following the success of this year’s Ned LeDoux concert.
Board members said the Mid States Rodeo Finals were a busy couple of days but successful. Approximately 500 people were in the stands each night and Rodney Lamb said sales from the bar went over well but more concession options could be helpful in the future. Board members all appreciated the help of the volunteers who helped during Mid States and discussed using the bar tip jar money for an event or gift as a way to say “thank you” to the volunteers.
The Ag Society adjourned at 8:20 p.m. on Friday night.