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Congratulations to the 2013 Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show Volunteers of the Year:
JoAnn Gast - General ARCR Volunteer of the Year - Being recognized by Ak-Sar-Ben’s River City Rodeo & Stock Show this year, is an individual who epitomizes the word dedication when it comes to Ak-Sar-Ben and The Douglas County Fair. For 10 years, this person has given of her time to the Douglas County Fair by working a late night to provide our furry little friends an opportunity to shine. As the Superintendent for the Douglas County Fair Dog Show, our award winner has continued to serve the event faithfully and always with a smile.
Kevin & Shelly Schwedhelm - ARCR Rodeo Committee Volunteer of the Year - The 2013 Rodeo Committee Volunteer of the Year award is going to a couple who started volunteering for ARCR in the spring of 2010. The original purpose was to be with family. Rodeo runs deep for this couple. With the 3rd generation involved in rodeo, there is no doubt that rodeo & family is a big deal to them. But while family is enough of a reason, they are here for more than that...they love meeting new people and building relationships and can't help but be difference makers. It is evident in their careers and daily lives as parents, friends, mentors, & teammates. They choose to be positive and do everything they do with purpose and success in mind. Being able to help make the high school rodeo such an incredible experience for those kids, as well as supporting just about every other aspect of the committee in some way, has given them an opportunity to do all of these things alongside an amazing group of people who come together to make this one of the best events in the nation.
Deanna Karmazin - Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show Volunteer of the Year - The 2013 4-H Stock Show Volunteer of the Year is a person who is the member of the extended Stock Show Family. Her father has worked selflessly at the Show for many years and passed along his passion to his daughter. But this person’s passion carried over to the general ARCR Youth Activities portion of the event this year as well. She and her assistant gave of their time and talents to help develop new programs to educate the youth of Omaha about agriculture in the Family Farm to Fork area of the Grand Ballroom. As an educator, this person’s passion for agriculture and learning helped breathe new life into the Family Farm to Fork area.
2012 Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show:
- ARCR Volunteers Involved: over 700
- ARCR Volunteer Hours Worked: more than 16,000