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Carmi Kiwanis Salutes Corn Day Sponsors

Article and photo courtesy of Kiwanis member Art Saunders

A packed house was in attendance at the noon luncheon of the Carmi Kiwanis Club last Thursday, October 8, 2015. The occasion was special recognition for Corn Days sponsors.

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(Left to Right: Debbie Hoskins, Eric Rahlfs, Charles Martin, Chantele and Nick White, Jason Barnhart, Amanda Sallee-Nelson, Matt Lamont, Katelyne Wolff, Andrea Hays, Nancy Winter, Doug Hays, and Steve Winkleman)

Following the meal prepared by The Green Onion, President Alan Saunders prefaced the program by welcoming visitors and guests. Guests of Kiwanians were Pete Fulkerson and Brandon Bax. Jim Davis, Lt. Gov. of Div. 33 for Kiwanis reported on the I-I Dist. Governor’s Banquet recently held in Benton. Among the Corn Days Chairperson’s reporting, Holly Healy reminded Kiwanians of the King and Queen Reception Saturday at 6:00 at Cherry St. Annex. In recognition of the Corn Days Theme, “The Greatest Generation”, Bill Harmon, a World War II veteran, was given a standing ovation for his service to our country. And, finally, Saunders appointed Dave Johnson Weather Chairman for Corn Day and warned of dire circumstances if he fouled up.

Chris Myers, Chairman of Corn Days, and Nancy Winter, Chairperson of Fund Raising for Corn Days, welcomed those Corn Days Sponsors in attendance and thanked all sponsors for their vital financial support of Corn Days activities which made it all possible.

Winter, who emceed the program, began by recognizing her committee made up of Dr. Clint Taylor, Chris Myers, and Art Saunders. And, she again thanked our great businesses and citizens of our community who stepped up to support Corn Days. Following is a listing of those sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors: Contributing $2,000 or more and their representatives

Peoples National Bank — Amanda Sallee-Nelson and Matt Lamont

Huck’s – Charles Martin

Haley Production

First Bank – Andrea Hays and Katelyne Wolff

Botsch & Assoc., CPA’s

First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust — Debbie Hoskins and Eric Rahlfs

Nancy J Winter, CPA — Nancy Winter

Dynamic Oilfield Services — Nick and Chantele White and Jason Barnhart

Sam’s Club / Walmart

The City of Carmi — Steve Winkleman and Doug Hays

Platinum Sponsors: Contributing $1,000

George N Mitchell Drilling Co.

Doug Winter Farms

Gold Sponsors: Contributing $500

Banterra Bank

Brown’s Fertilizer & Chemical LLC

Burnt Prairie Fertilizer

Campbell Enterprises of Illinois LLC

The Carmi Times

Cherry Street Automotive

Eastern Services

Elastec, Inc

Gillard True Value Hardware

Immediate Roustabout

Les Wilson Inc

Logo Graphics

O’Daniel Trucking Co

Pyramid Marble & Granite

Southern Illinois Custom Aerial

Wabash Christian Therapy & Medical Clinic


White County Coal LLC

Silver Sponsors: Contributing $250

Albion Equipment Co

Barnett Ready Mix

Campbell Funeral Home


Carmi Family Dental


Circle R Fertilizer

Citizens National Bank of Albion

Consolidated Grain & Barge

Cook Funeral Chapel

Cox Financial

CRHPC Carmi Health Center

Crop Production Services

Dillman Services Inc

Evergreen Drilling

Hale Body Shop

J & J Ventures – Gaming & Amusements

Jumpin Jimmy’s

Lamont Services LLC & Lamont Farms Inc

M & M Resources LLC

Marshall Electric Inc

Nikki’s Place

Plum Street Pharmacy

Rice Motor Company

R & T Therapy LLC

Rock Bottom

Ron Absher Auto Center

Scates Valley Inc

Slay’s Restoration

Southeastern Illinois College

Southern Illinois Lumber

State Farm Insurance – James Cook

Stendeback Family Funeral Home

Taylor Eye Care

Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant

The Social House

Tri State Butane

U Store U Lock Inc

Wabash Valley Service Company

Warren Service Company

White County Ford

Yesterday’s Drive-In

Bronze Sponsors: Contributing $100

A & S Enterprises LLC (Pundrake)

Aylsworth Surveying

Belford Coring Service

Carmi Lumber Co

Carmi Veterinary Clinic

Conley CPA

Dave Matheny Insurance Agency

Fechter Farms

Joe’s Lawn Care

Kay’s Printing


Renshaw’s Dairy Queen

Rush Appliance Inc

The Coffee Shop

United Energy Inc

W & W Truck & Trailer Sales LLC

Karger Collectibles

Stein’s Flowers

Merle Norman

If you see one of these sponsors, please be sure to tell them Thank You.

In conclusion, President Saunders stated next week’s luncheon meeting would be held at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall because of renovations at the Farm Bureau Building. He also reported that next week’s program will be a spokesman for the Evansville Iceman. He also reminded board members that the monthly board meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at noon at the Webb Hay House.


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