Farmers Appreciation Banquet planned Jan. 26 in Huron

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HURON — Each year the Agriculture Committee of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau hosts the Farmers Appreciation Banquet to honor farmers and ranchers in the Huron area.

The event this year will be held Monday, Jan. 26, at the Huron Event Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the buffet dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.

Huron Continental Marketing will sponsor an evening of excitement with entertainer Brian Bergeleen.

The evening will be complete with a traditional give-away that awards several lucky guests beautifully designed centerpieces, ranging from ceramic collectables and bouquets to bird-feeders, all donated by sponsoring local businesses.

Area businesses also sponsor the meal each year, making ticket prices very reasonable for the honored guests.

Tickets fund scholarships given each year to graduating high school students by the Huron Chamber Ag Committee.

Nominations are also being accepted for active and accomplished area farmers for the 2014 Outstanding Farmer Award.

The award will be presented at the banquet and is sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America and South Dakota Farmers Union.

Nomination forms are available online at www.huronsd.com/ag.

Nominees may include a single individual, a married couple or any combination of immediate family who are actively working for the farming operation in the Huron or surrounding area.

Anyone other than the nominee may complete the nomination form. The winner will be selected by the Ag Committee and will receive $500 and an acrylic award.

A limited number of banquet tickets are available at the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau.

To receive tickets by mail, please send name, address and phone number of each attendee along with a check to Huron CVB, 1725 Dakota Ave. S., Huron, S.D. 57350. For more information call 605-352-0000.