Posted by Kim
Winners at Kennebec T&C Club Business Appreciation include; Kim Halverson, Salesman of the Year, Kate Halverson, 1st place Ice Cream Freeze off, Tim Boysen, 1st place Chili Cook-off, Lucy Halverson, 2nd place chili, Corey Halverson, 3rd place ice cream, and Penni Almond, tie for 3rd place chili.
By Lucy Halverson
Jerald "Tex" Gruenwald, Kennebec, rode away from the Kennebec gym Saturday night the lucky winner of a new Honda 4-wheeler, raffled as a fund raiser for the upcoming 2005 Kennebec Centennial celebration.
Jack Miller, age 3, drew the winning name at the Kennebec Business Appreciation held Saturday night Feb. 7. T&C Club members starting selling chances the first part of January; a limited number of 400 chances were sold.
A large crowd attended the 3rd annual event hosted by the Kennebec Town and Country Club.
Members of the T&C Club voted Tim Long, currently on duty in Iraq with the 200th Engineers National Guard, Kennebec's Citizen of the Year. Sgt, 1st Class Long, 52, has been on active duty since January, 2003. The unit arrived in Kuwait April 10th then traveled into Iraq where they built a floating bridge across the Tigris River north of Baghdad. The unit, stationed at Camp Warhorse, has been responsible for guarding the bridge ever since. Long has been a member of the National Guard for over 32 years. According to Long's family the 200th is now preparing to return to the states. They expect him home by April. "While Tim hasn't been able to be involved in community projects in Kennebec the past year, he has served our town and country proudly," stated T&C member Peggy Boysen.
Cowboy's Camp Chili prepared by Tim Boysen was declared the winner in the annual Chili Cook-off by official judges Pastor Stephen Perry, Deputy Sara Bell, and Jim Cole all of Presho. Taking second place was Lucy Halverson's Mexican Red Chili and tying for third place were Prairie Fire Chili by Penni Almond and Hot and Crazy Chili by Mark Halvorson. The People's Choice winner was also Tim Boysen, who received a set of jumper cables from Aamot's Spraying of Kenenbec.
Added to this year's event was an Ice Cream Freeze-off. The eight entries were judged by Deputy Sara Bell and Jean Downs both of Presho and Wayne Copeland of Kennebec. Kate Halverson took top honors with her Praline Almond Fudge followed by Barb's Butter Brickle made by Barb Meier. Corey Halverson took third place with his Pecan Surprise entry. Again the people agreed with the judges and named Kate Halverson's entry the People's Choice winner also. Halverson won a tow rope donated by Aamot Spraying.
T&C Club president Don Miller presented Kim Halverson the top salesman award for selling the most chances in the 4-wheeler raffle.
Elected to serve as club officers for the coming year were; Don Miller, president, Travis Almond, vice-president, Heather Volmer, secretary, and Penni Almond, treasurer.
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