Local Talent Shines at Farm-City Banquet

Rhett Uhland on Stage at Farm City Banquet



The Rhett Uhland Band from Eads, Colorado provided the entertainment for this year’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Farm-City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, Friday, November 9th.  Uhland is honing his abilities to join the ranks of other notable regional entertainers who hail from areas around the High Plains, having released his first album, “Always Coming Home”, earlier this spring.  He and his band entertained with original releases from that album including:  “Wild Women and Smooth Whiskey,” “One Kiss at a Time,” “American Dream” and “Angels Over Tennessee.”

Rick Robbins of Colorado Mills served as this year’s emcee while the district members of the FFA served the evening dinner, BBQ’d brisket prepared by Gary Melcher’s catering business, Backyard BBQ.

Rick Robbins, Emcee

Theresa Rink announced the recipients of this year’s Beef Carcass Contest prizes, based on competition during the annual Sand and Sage Fair:

5th place exhibitor/buyer:  Micaela Wollert/Becky Pointon; 4th place exhibitor/buyer:  Riley Comer/ Ronnie and Jessica Comer; 3rd place exhibitor/buyer: Maggie Cook-Wilson/Davis Farms; 2nd place exhibitor/buyer: Braxton Neigebauer/Alicia Downing and Rob DeVoter and 1st place exhibitor/buyer: Bianco O’Bryan/Davis Farms.

Dawson Roesch provided this year’s District FFA report for the audience. Each year, the Lamar Chamber Board donates a portion of the Farm-City Banquet proceeds to the District FFA Chapters, approximately $3,000 for their assistance in the Banquet.

By Russ Baldwin


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