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Thank you Bill, for your many years of service and support.
GCCGA Wrangler of the Year 2016 - Duane Reece
Wrangler of the Year was awarded to Duane Reece. Duane has served the ranching industry in many capacities over the years. During his many years as Gila County cattle inspector, he roped and gathered countless wild cattle to helping ranchers. He knows cattle! He could look at a cow and figure out who it belonged to. He is a great cowboy who has done just about anything that could be done with a cow on horseback. He is always ready to help.
An accomplished Cowboy Poet, and one of the best Story Tellers there is, Duane’s book, Cowboy Sign, is a collection of short stories that span over 70 years of cowboyin’ and 20 years of rodeoin’.
Duane has always been an active and supportive member of the Gila County Cattle Growers and is an Honorary Director of our organization.
Thank you Duane, for your years of dedication to the cattle industry and the GCCGA.
Rounding out the evening, guests danced to the music of the Ron Gibson Band, and bid on a variety of live and silent auction holiday gift items ranging from a 10-day vacation to Acapulco or Cabo San Lucas to stocking stuffers of jewelry sets and gift certificates from several local retailers.
The GCCGA thanks our sponsor, CKP Insurance, and everyone who donated items for our live and silent auctions: Quarter Circle U Ranch, Mid-State Plumbing & Supply, Janna and John Cline, Shirley’s Gifts, DalMolin Family Ranches, Pinal Lumber, Rose Tree Cattle Company, Globe Stock Yards, Young FFA, Action Pawn, Ace Hardware, Woody Cline, Conway Feed, Mule Deer Foundation, Earth Mover Tires, Nadine’s Attic, Pickle Barrel Trading Post, Ortega Shoes, Big O Tires, United Jewelry & Sporting Goods, Guayo’s on the Trail, McSpadden Ford, Leonard Paul’s Pizza, John and Christine Augustine, Pet Club of Payson, Van Wilson, Holiday Inn Express, 60 Motors, Darrel’s Fresh Farm Pintos, Judy’s Cook House, Irene’s Real Mexican Food, Kathy Johnson, Tractor Supply of Globe and Payson, Hollis Cinemas, John’s Furniture & Flooring Company, Therese Hicks, Outlaw Industries/Universal Cattle Guards, Arizona Farm Bureau pf Globe and Miami, Nathan Ellison, Flying H Ranch, Gila County Cowbelles, Bar X Ranch, Bob’s Western Wear, Copper Bistro, Antler’s Restaurant, Duane Reece, Ty Barton Saddlery, and Heart J Cowgirl.
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.
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