Well, what a marvelous show. I may be a little biased though, since it was our association that put it on. The weather was fine. The goats were glorious. Great fun was had by all.

We had exhibitors from as far away as New Mexico and as close as a mile down the road. We had huge 200#+ bucks and one month old does that placed first in their classes. We had an enthusiastic audience that spent $374.00 on raffle tickets for a large variety of items that included a cute fainting goat wether.

We received $725 in ads and award sponsors. The entries totaled almost $3000. Janene Jones, our very hard working efficient show secretary, will have the number of entries and the results on the website shortly.

Welcome to new members Joseph & Karen Kennedy, Willowisp Acres, New Plymouth, Dan & Patsy Walrath, Big Red Boers, Middleton, Toby Young, 2TD Boer Goats, Middleton, and Sharon Melin, Matt and Lindsay Duman, Sand D Farm, Grangeville.

I would like to extend our appreciation to the Judges, Fred Homeyer and Beverly Hadley. We learned from the comments and critiques and it will help us in our breeding programs in the future.

For everyone who came and watched or participated, our thanks for making this show a success. And for those who couldn’t come, see you next year.

Our next meeting will be May 17, 2008 at 1 pm at John and Cheryl Sargent’s farm at 3625 NW 1st Avenue, New Plymouth. For members coming on the freeway, take Exit 3 off I-84 and go North on Hwy 95 approximately 1 mile and turn right (east) on NW 1st Avenue. Go approximately 4 miles and their place is on the south side of the road. Map Quest has a good map online. See you there.

Thanks again to everyone,

Clare Askew