Northwest Oklahoma Cattlemen to host annual trade show, banquet
The Northwest Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation will hold its annual Trade Show and Banquet on Oct. 30, with the trade show starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by the banquet at 6:30 p.m. All the activities will take place at the Woodward County Fairgrounds.
This year's banquet will include entertainment by some local talent and a terrific speaker will provide us with some unique insight.
Steaks will be served at approximately 6:30 p.m. and during dinner Corian and Ariane England will provide musical entertainment. Corian is 15 and Ariane is 17 and both are daughters of members, Lance and Tereisa England of Woodward.
We are expecting an excellent set of exhibitors with everything from animal health products to equipment. The trade show will be open at 4:30 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to come see what the exhibitors have to offer. At 6:30 p.m. the Banquet will begin with a free steak being fed to everyone with a $20 membership fee to join the Northwest Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation. A short business meeting and officer elections will follow the meal.
After dinner, Miss Oklahoma 2011, Betty Thompson from Davenport will provide the keynote address. Betty is senior at Oklahoma State University. She is a member of the Dairy Farmers Spokesperson Network as well as a Dairy Max Classroom Educator. Betty dances with the world known McTeggart Irish Dancers and represented the USA at the World Irish Dance Championships for four years as well as the All-Ireland Irish Dance Championships for five years where she was the first Oklahoman to medal.
In 2007, Betty graduated Valedictorian from Davenport High School. Betty served as class president all four years of high school as well as Northeast District 4-H President her senior year. Betty began Irish dance at the age of 11 and quickly realized it was her passion. In the fall of 2008, Betty competed for and won the title of Miss Oklahoma State University. She was in the top 10 her first year at Miss Oklahoma in 2009. The following year, Betty was first runner-up to Miss Oklahoma 2010. Her third year at Miss Oklahoma, she received the preliminary interview and swimsuit awards as well as the title of Miss Oklahoma 2011.
Betty's platform, Milk It Really Does a Body Good, is inspired by growing up on a small Jersey dairy farm near Davenport, Okla. Betty encourages students to develop healthy eating choices and habits at a young age by having three servings of dairy every day. Betty is also active with Fuel Up To Play 60, which encourages students to fuel up their bodies with healthy nutritious meals and be active for 60 minutes every day.
In the 2012 Miss America Pageant, Betty was named "America's Choice" for Miss America and went on to become the first runner-up to Miss America. Betty also became the ninth Miss Oklahoma to ever win a talent preliminary at the Miss America Pageant. Betty is the daughter of Robert and Janine Thompson.