The Delaware County Beef Banquet was held Saturday night… It was a sentimental night for the Delaware County Cattlemen as they remembered one of their own. Cattlemen President Mark Monaghan passed away unexpectedly just two weeks ago. Musician Bill Stock, who was on hand to perform for the crowd, paid tribute to Monaghan with a song.
Marv Waterhouse of the Manchester Livestock Auction also took a moment to remember Monaghan when he addressed the crowd Saturday night. Waterhouse was called to the stage to accept a new award from the Cattlemen – Beef Promoter of the Year.
John Kluesner, who farms near Oneida, was named Cattleman of the Year. He told KMCH Farm Director Janelle Tucker that it was a huge honor.
Megan Monaghan’s reign as Delaware County Beef Queen came to end Saturday night. 2013 was the first time Delaware County had a Beef Queen since the mid-90s.
Last year’s Beef Princess Allison Eibey will step up and take over as Delaware County Beef Queen for 2014.
Jenna Bonert and Molly Mormann were crowned this year’s Delaware County Beef Princesses. And Megan Monaghan and Johnathan Rave were named this year’s scholarship winners.
(Photos taken by KMCH Farm Director Janelle Tucker)