GILA COUNTY — The Annual GCCGA Holiday Salute to Ranching Dinner-Dance and Auction was held Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Gila County Fairgrounds.
Following a steak dinner provided by Suzanne Menges, Black Hills Catering, the Globe-Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce presented the Rancher and Wrangler of the Year awards.
Rancher of the Year 2017, was Nathan Ellison. Wrangler of the Year was John McBride
Over 150 guests gathered to enjoy an evening to catch up with old friends and meet and greet new ones. All joined in the fun and comradery of and bidding on a variety of live and silent auction holiday gift items ranging from a 5-day vacation in Cancun to rifles, handcrafted yard furniture, tools, and stocking stuffers of toys and gift certificates from several local merchants.
The GCCGA thanks our sponsors, Jill Wilson of Farm Bureau Financial Services and CKP Insurance, and everyone who donated items for our live and silent auctions: Gila County Supervisor, Tim Humphrey, Steve & Dorothy Bixby, Quarter Circle U Ranch, Bob’s Western Wear of Payson, Conway Feed, Bar X Ranch, Mule Deer Foundation, Darrel’s Fresh Farm Pintos, Vosberg/Marsh Creek Ranch, FFA-Young, AZ, Ruiz Ranch, Rafter P Ranch, Rasmussen Ranch, Outlaw Industrial/Universal Cattle Guards, Jannet Cline, MF Ranch, Sundt Corporation, Greenback Valley Ranch, Pinal Lumber, Tractor Supply of Globe, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Judy Nelms, Nancy Sheppard, Buzzard Roost Ranch, DalMolin Ranches, Rose Tree Cattle Company, Brent & Janet Cline, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Pickle Barrel Trading Post, Augustine JA Ranch, Elizabeth Eaton, Griffin Ranch, McSpadden Ford, Shirley’s Gifts, Judy’s Cook House, John Cline Leather, Van Wilson, United Jewelry & Sporting Goods, Donna Hyke Jones, Cross Y Ranch, Janet Cline Arbonne, Tractor Supply of Payson and Pet Club of Payson.
The GCCGA Officers and Board of Directors also thank the GMR Chamber of Commerce and our many member-volunteers whose hard work and time made this year’s event a success.