Tickets for Cattlemen's Ball
Friday, 29 March 2013 04:40
Even though the 2013 Cattleman's Ball is more than 60 days away, tickets are going fast. In fact, about 1,000 of the 4,000 available tickets have already been sold, and the pace is picking up. As in the past, Cattleman's Ball officials expect to sell out well in advance of the event.
The 2013 Cattlemen’s Ball will take place June 7th and 8th on the Hanging H Ranch on U.S. Highway 30 east of Paxton, Nebraska. This year's event is co-hosted by the Ralph and Beverly Holzfaster family and the Neal Hansen family. The Cattlemen’s Ball is the state’s premier fundraiser for the fight against cancer, with 100% of the dollars raised staying in Nebraska. This year's theme is "On the Trail to a Cure."
The Cattlemen’s Ball is hosted by a different Nebraska ranch or feedlot every year. Its mission is to raise money for cancer research at the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center, while showcasing rural Nebraska and promoting beef as part of a healthy diet. Since its inception, the Cattlemen’s Ball has raised more than $6.3 million. In addition to providing funds to the Eppley Cancer Center, a portion of the funds is also targeted for local healthcare organizations.
For information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.cattlemensball.com. Tickets may also be purchased at Adams Bank & Trust in Ogallala, or by calling 308.284.7883.
Social Media Class Held
Thursday, 28 March 2013 04:14
22 area business people attended the social media workshop presented by the Valentine Economic Development Board and UNL Extension. Participants ranged from flower shop owners to horse breeders and specialty food producers. The workshop was held at the west room of the Peppermill Restaurant on East Highway 20 in Valentine. Connie Hancock and Jay Jenkins of UNL Extension Service presented the information including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other social media. Social media and online presence are tools to support traditional marketing tools such as radio and print media. A Website is the heart of online presence with other social media pointing at the website.