CONCORDIA, Mo. – In 1997 the Lafayette County Cattlemen’s Association scholarship dinner and auction started as part of an annual meeting, but the last three years it has grown to become a standalone event open to the public. This year will be no different as LCCA holds their 21st annual event July 12 at the Concordia Community Center.
“We start at six o’clock with our social hour and the silent auction kicks off then,” said LCCA Activities Director Marsha Corbin. “At seven o’clock we serve a steak dinner. That includes a ribeye steak with sides and dessert. Following the dinner we will have our live auction.”
The dinner costs $25 per person. All proceeds will help Lafayette County high school students continue their education after graduation.
“We have applications each year for scholarships for seniors in high school to apply,” Corbin said. “They need to be either a junior member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association or the child of a member for them to use unrestricted toward their college education.”
A seat can be reserved by calling the Lafayette County Extension Office at 660-584-3658. Reservations need to be made by July 6.
“We honor our previous scholarship recipients,” Corbin said. “This year’s scholarship winners help us during the evening and we get to learn a little bit about them. It’s a great time to come and network and support the youth in Lafayette County.”