Successful ranchers benefit in Paton

Benefit raises more than $6,300

It began as a conversation at a Paton church and in two weeks grew to a large benefit for ranchers in four nearby states. Kyle Niles of Paton reported that with just a few days of planning, the group motivated local farmers, businesses and individuals to raise more than $6,300.

Donations have been sent to ranchers in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas who have been devastated by wildfires. A donation was also sent to a 4-H Club in Mead, KS, who has tackled the project of caring for the orphaned calves from the wildfires.

“We were very pleasantly surprised,” said Niles. “So many people were overly generous.”

Meat was prepared by the Greene County Cattlemen, Pork and Lamb Producers. Other food was contributed along with items for a silent auction.

“It was a great night,” praised Niles. “Thank you to everyone who assisted and donated to this worthwhile project.”  ~The Scranton Journal

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