Second Annual Ag Society Winter Ball a Success

This event really gains a lot of momentum for us to get a lot of those improvements done

- Becky Pearson, Ag Society

BROKEN BOW—Hundreds gathered to celebrate our county’s commitment to the ag community and the local fairgrounds. The second annual Ag Society Winter Ball was held in Broken Bow on Saturday night.

The evening consisted of a social hour and appetizers, a prime rib dinner, silent auction, live auction, and live music performed by Borderline.

Ag board Vice President Travis Schauda said the board was inspired by similar events held in the county to raise money for important causes.

“The idea behind this is to number one, to raise awareness of what goes on at the fairgrounds, what events we are attracting to Custer County. We have a lot of building projects that we dream of doing and if we do these things it will just make the fairgrounds better for the county and for Broken Bow and hopefully for generations to come,” Schauda said.

Events Coordinator Michelle Nelson said after all the bills are paid, it is estimated the ag society will have raised approximately $27,000 during the Winter Ball!

Board member Becky Pearson said these funds will allow improvement projects to be completed.

“We have a lot of projects going on out at the fairgrounds because a lot of years we haven’t had updates and there are a lot of buildings that need repair and we need more stall barns. There are a lot of events that we have that come in and we sell completely out of our stalls. So this event really gains a lot of momentum for us to get a lot of those improvements done which really helps out the county because we get a ton of people that come into Custer County for different events,” Pearson said.

Nelson said last year’s funds went toward the Trotter Arena. She, the board, and staff appreciate the support of the community and hopes everyone had some fun at the sold out event in order to continue serving our community and area youth.