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Elkhart County Agricultural Society names 2014 honorees

This year’s Farm Family Award was given to Michael and Sue Martin of Wakarusa. Award winners will be honored at an upcoming banquet.

(Ryan M.L. Young/The Elkhart Truth.)
Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Agricultural Society has announced their annual award recipients, who will be honored at an upcoming banquet at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Michael and Sue Martin of Wakarusa are the recipients of this year’s Farm Family Award, according to a press release.

The late Eleanor Morehouse received the Uncle Elmer’s Award. Morehouse was the former president of the Elkhart County Agricultural Society. Her husband, Dean Morehouse, will accept the award on her behalf.

Ronald and Marlene Shank of Elkhart received the Centennial Farm award, and The First Church of God of Nappanee received the Centennial Church Award.

John Hall’s True Value Hardware of Goshen received the Agri-business Award.

A banquet for the award winners will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the fairgrounds.

Tickets are $13 each and can be purchased through the Purdue Extension Service of Elkhart County by calling 533-0554 or 825-5444. The event will feature a special presentation about the society’s 60th anniversary. 




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