Southern States holds Customer Appreciation Day, Annual Meeting


Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



Photo by Chris Cooper Southern States volunteers help serve delicious food to customers Tuesday.


Photo by Chris Cooper Homemade ice cream was served during Southern States Annual Customer Appreciation Day.


Hundreds of customers came out to eat, win prizes and have good old fashioned fellowship at the Annual Southern States Customer Appreciation Day.


Over 600 people came out Tuesday, Aug. 11 to the Annual Southern States Customer Appreciation Day/Joint Annual Meeting held at the Coop on Bethel Street in Russellville.

Southern States hosts an appreciation day each year to highlight those who have supported the Coop throughout the year. A meal was served for customers which included: ribeye sandwiches, backed beans, coleslaw, chips, and a drink provided by the Logan County Cattleman’s Association. Ice cream was also served thanks to Buddy Wooldridge, who brought out a humongous homemade cedar ice cream maker big enough to feed hundreds. Several door prizes were also given away at this time.

After the meal is served, Southern States holds its annual meeting to elect board members and go over the annual report. The Coop also hands out refund checks to the patrons for their service throughout the year. The board declares how much to refund each year depending on the net.

The Coop organized in 1949 and has 6,794 farmer members, said Tim Markham, Manager of Southern States. Markham has been with the Coop for 12 and a half years.

“Each year we like to give a thanks for the patronage of all the members,” said Markham. “We like to provide them with a meal and show them how much they mean to us.”

Your Logan County Southern States Board members are as follows:

Bob Allen- president

Kyle R. Kenner- vice president

Ben Hunt- public director

Ann Costellow

Rex Johnson

Jeff Cornelius

Guy B. Hughes

David L. Wright

Your Southern States Farm Home Advisory Committee is as follows:

Mary Ellen Chiles- chairman

Barbara Brown- secretary

Nora Walker

Ann Costellow

Tina Dawson

Anna Jo Parmley

Dianne Hampton

Jennifer Berry

Nola Robertson

Carrell Hughes

Photo by Chris Cooper Southern States volunteers help serve delicious food to customers Tuesday.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_11863461_10207510419379106_4515580770967067707_n.jpgPhoto by Chris Cooper Southern States volunteers help serve delicious food to customers Tuesday.

Photo by Chris Cooper Homemade ice cream was served during Southern States Annual Customer Appreciation Day.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_11822647_10207510419419107_7401273967147330873_n.jpgPhoto by Chris Cooper Homemade ice cream was served during Southern States Annual Customer Appreciation Day.

Hundreds of customers came out to eat, win prizes and have good old fashioned fellowship at the Annual Southern States Customer Appreciation Day.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_11218153_10207510418579086_1911880727175102564_n.jpgHundreds of customers came out to eat, win prizes and have good old fashioned fellowship at the Annual Southern States Customer Appreciation Day.

Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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