Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hartford to Welcome Litchfield Guests Nov. 7-14

Hartford is preparing for their Minnesota visitors who will be arriving Nov. 7 for a full week of activities and fellowship. Below is the tentative schedule:

*Hartford-Litchfield Exchange Week*
November 7-14, 2015
Sat., Nov. 7    
Chairpersons/Pickup: Stacy & Cary Hatcher
Bus compliments of Hartford Baptist Church

7:57 PM - Pick up guests at airport at Northwest Beaches Airport (Delta #2431)
9:00 PM - Supper at McDonald’s in Bonifay, FL (sponsored by Nick Holley, State Farm Insurance)
10:00 PM - Meet host families at the Gazebo on the Square

Sun., Nov. 8
Church and free time with host families
7:00 PM - Welcome Barbecue Dinner at Wiregrass Electric Co-op Community Room for host families, guests and community
(sponsored by Wiregrass Electric Co-op & Harrell Milling Co.)
(Bring drinks, breads, salads, beans & desserts.)

Mon., Nov. 9
Chairpersons: Glenda Weston, Cary Hatcher & Brenda Skinner
Bus compliments of Hartford Baptist Church
Students: Sara Jane Fondren and Ashley Peacock
(All participants must wear closed-toe shoes and bring photo IDs this day)
7:30 AM - Meet bus at Hartford Baptist Parking Lot
7:45 AM - Breakfast at the GCHS Cafeteria. (Sponsor:  Weston Backhoe)
9:00 AM - Todd’s Syrup Making, Headland (Contact: Joe Todd)
11:00 AM - Lunch at Hunt’s Seafood, Dothan - Sponsor: City of Hartford, Jeff Sorrells, Mayor
1:30 PM - Tour Michelin in Dothan  (No open toe shoes)     Contact:  Mike Brunson
3:20 PM - House of Cabinetry – Contact: Holly Miller
5:30 PM - Drop off at Peanut Festival for dinner and Calf Scramble at Ag Gate
(Dinner compliments of Hartford Farmers Co-Op and Stacy & Cary Hatcher Farm)
Contacts:  Brandon Dillard and William Birdsong
Guests and host families be in seats by 6:15.
Return to Hartford with host families.

Tues., Nov 10
Chairpersons: Winton Fulford, Ladair Palmer & Riley Seibenhener
Bus compliments of Hartford Baptist Church
Students: Drew Thomas and Candy Anderson
7:00 AM - Meet at Mom’s Kitchen for breakfast  (Compliments of Mom’s Kitchen)
7:45 AM - Leave for trip to State Capitol in Montgomery, Tour Capitol
11:15 AM - Cattlemen’s Association
Lunch compliments of Riley Seibenhener & Fulford Farms
1:30 PM - Ag and Industry Tour
3:45 PM - Leave Montgomery for Hartford
6:00 PM - Pizza at Johnny Hughes Community Center  (Sponsored by ALAg Credit)
(for host families, guests and community

Wed., Nov 11
Chairpersons: Brandon Dillard, William Birdsong & Charlie Skinner
Van compliments of Shiloh Baptist Church
Students: Cai Parks and John William Carroll
7:30 AM - Meet at Ketchum’s Restaurant for breakfast
(Breakfast sponsored by William & Becky Birdsong, Brandon & Nicole Dillard)
8:00 AM - Tour Sowega Cotton Gin
Tour Pollard Milling
Tour local harvesting
12:00 PM - Fish Fry at National Guard Armory, Hartford
(Lunch sponsored by Friend Bank of Hartford)
1:30 PM - Tour area agriculture businesses and farms
5:00 PM - Meet host families at the Gazebo on the Square
6:30 PM - A Southern Thanksgiving Dinner at Stacy & Cary Hatcher’s barn
(Everyone bring a favorite Thanksgiving side dish or dessert and drinks.
Meat and dressing will be provided.)  For guests, host families and committee

Thurs., Nov 12
BEACH DAY sponsored by First National Bank of Hartford
Chairpersons: Susan Hughes and Marcia Solomon
Driver:  Vernon Alford
Bus compliments of Hartford First United Methodist Church
Students: Host Students
7:00 AM - Meet at Hardee’s for breakfast
(Compliments of Archie and Sue Fondren)
9:00 AM - Shopping at Alvin’s Island (Florida souvenirs), Panama City Beach
10:00 AM - Shopping at Pier Park, Panama City Beach
1:00 PM - Picnic lunch at Eden State Park, Point Washington, Florida
2:00 PM - Tour Wesley Home, Eden State Park Mansion
3:00 PM - “Funtime” at the beach, Grayton Beach State Park, Florida
5:00 PM - Dinner at Bayou Bill’s Restaurant, Santa Rosa Beach
8:00 PM - Meet host families at Hardee’s in Hartford

Fri., Nov. 13
Community Day:    Chairpersons: Josh Fulford & Bobby Miller
Van compliments of Shiloh Baptist Church
Students: Josie Maupin and Cayden Hess
7:30 AM - Meet at the Square
8:00 AM - Breakfast at the home of Robert and Kathryn Byrd
(Breakfast compliments of Jerry Moseley and Robert & Kathryn Byrd)
9:00 AM - Tour Geneva County High School
10:30 AM - Tour Air Performance, Hartford
12:00 PM - Lunch at Little Tea Room with Hartford Civic Club
1:00 PM - Tour Hartford Farmers Co-Op
2:30 PM - Tour Beck Deer Farm, Geneva
5:00 PM - Pick up guests on the Square at the Gazebo
Free evening with host families, pack up and prepare for home

Sat., Nov. 14
Bus compliments of Hartford Baptist Church
Driver: Winton Fulford
7:45 AM - Meet at Paul Spivey’s for breakfast  (Compliments of Hartford’s Florist and Gifts)
(Bring juice, milk and breakfast dishes.)
9:00 AM - Leave Hartford for Airport
11:52 AM - Leave Panama City Airport for home


Stacy Hatcher – President – 334-360-2821 – auhatch74@gmail
Glenda Weston – Vice President – 334-248-3597 -
Josh Fulford, Treasurer – 334-303-7169 –
Holly Miller – Secretary – 334-494-2251 -
Directors at Large: Charlie Skinner (334-726-1059) and Ladair Palmer (334-701-2912)
Nicole Dillard, Past-President – 334-321-8719 –
FFA Advisor – Ian Campbell – 334-389-9718 -
Janie Fondren – FCCLA Advisor  -  334-449-1063  -  fondrenj@genevacoboe.orgBrandon Dillard – Public Relations – 334-726-3904 -
Winton Fulford  -  Food & Fundraising Chairman – 334-300-6342 –

Derek Carlson, FFA
Jordan Niece, FFA
Rachel Turck, FFA
Emily Welch, FFA
Alison Radunz, Dairy Princess
Mary Ellen Loew - hosted by Archie & Sue Fondren
Scott & Maggie Shepersky - hosted by Josh Fulford

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hartford's 2015 Delegation to Litchfield

The Hartford delegation visiting the Peanut Butter and Milk Festival in Litchfield, MN, Feb. 7-14, 2015 were students Natalie Dillard, Macie Dillard and Myles Anderson; Lisa and Darin Moseley and Gwen and Mark Dillard.

2014 Litchfield Guests

The Litchfield, MN, delegation visiting Hartford Nov. 1-8, 2014, were Andy Carlson hosted by Gene and Donna Brannon, Jessi Stocker hosted by Brandon and Nicole Dillard, Nicole Krumrie hosted by Macie Dillard, Anna Cottington hosted by Natalie Dillard, Ashley Warren hosted by Maria Carrano, Justin Hurberty hosted by Matthew Skinner, Cale Alsleben hosted by John William and Hannah Carroll. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hartford group heads to Litchfield Feb. 1

A group from Hartford is packing their long-johns and boots in anticipation for their trip to the Litchfield, MN, Peanut Butter and Milk Festival as part of the Sister City Program between Litchfield and Hartford’s FFA students and community. The group this year pictured above are Josh Fulford, Justin Brock, Case Harrell, Matthew Skinnger Hartford FFA Advisor Bethany McPherson (not pictured, Joshua McPherson). The group will spend a week visiting farms and industries around Meeker County, spending a day snow skiing, concluding with a trip to the state Capitol and the Mall of America in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hartford FFA Hosts Banquet for Litchfield Guests

The Hartford FFA hosted a Banquet on Nov. 5 for the delegates from Litchfield and the Hartford community.
Hartford FFA students and Miss and Little Miss Hartford pose with Peanut Butter and Milk Festival guests from Litchfield.

Amelia Hinson, Miss Hartford, and Madie Adams, Little Miss Hartford

Macie Dillard, Hartford FFA Secretary, and Nicole Krumrie, Dairy Princess
Darin Moseley, Hartford Baptist Youth Pastor and former FFA member

Leah Solomon and Robin Miller entertained

Nicole Dillard, Sister City President

Kathy and Patrick Devine

Nicole Krumrie, Dairy Princess

Austin Larson

Alana Caron

Katelyn Knutson

Holly Anderson

Sunday, November 3, 2013

They have arrived!

The delegation from the Peanut Butter and Milk Festival in Litchfield, MN, arrived in Hartford Nov. 2 and spent time with their host families Sunday.  They were hosted by Wiregrass Electric Cooperative Sunday evening with a BBQ supper with BBQ and chicken and rice prepared by Josh and Winton Fulford.
The group will tour the Dothan area, including the Michelin plant, on Monday with a visit to the National Peanut Festival that evening highlighted by the Greasy Pig Chase and the Calf Scramble.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hartford welcomes Minnesota Sister City delegation Nov. 2

A group of Litchfield, MN, residents will be heading to Hartford Sat., Nov. 2, for the annual Sister City exchange trip.  The seven people representing the Peanut Butter & Milk Festival Committee in Litchfield will be touring farms and businesses in the Hartford area and enjoying other fun activities. The annual event, now in its 41st year, is an exchange of Future Farmers of America (FFA) and community members.

This year’s group includes: Patrick and Kathy Devine, Litchfield Middle School principal hosted by Brenda and Charlie Skinner; Holly Anderson hosted by Bethany and Josh McPherson; Nicole Krumrie, Dairy Princess, hosted by Macie Dillard; and Litchfield FFA members Alana Caron (hosted by Robin Miller); Katelyn Knutson (hosted by Krissie Creel) and Austin Larson (hosted by Marshall Carroll).  They will fly into Pensacola on Sat. and will then stay with host families in Hartford.  Members of Hartford’s community are invited and encouraged to attend the events listed in bold.

Schedule of Events:
Sat., Nov. 2 – Litchfield delegation arrives in Hartford late evening
Sun., Nov. 3 -- Welcome Barbecue Dinner at Wiregrass Electric Co-op Community Room (sponsored by WEC) for Litchfield guests, host families, committee members and friends.  (Everyone bring drinks, bread, salads, beans or desserts.)
Mon, Nov. 4 -- Dothan tour day of Landmark Park, Lewis Dairy, Shutz Pecans and Michelin with lunch sponsored by the City of Hartford – National Peanut Festival and Calf Scramble in the evening
Tues. Nov. 5 – Montgomery and State Capitol tour day sponsored by Riley Seibenhener and Fulford Farms. Community Banquet at 7:00 p.m. Shiloh Baptist Church Fellowship Hall hosted by Hartford FFA and sponsored by Harrell Milling Co.  The community is invited to welcome and meet the Litchfield, Minnesota, visitors
Wed., Nov. 6 – Hartford agriculture tour day with William Birdsong and Brandon Dillard.  Lunch at 11:30 (with Ala. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife demonstration) and Fish Fry at 12:00 at National Guard Armory sponsored by City Bank.  – At 7:30 p.m., a Southern Thanksgiving Dinner at Stacy & Cary Hatcher barn for guests, host families, committee members and friends.  (Everyone bring favorite Thanksgiving side dish or dessert, drinks.)
Thurs, Nov. 7 – Beach Day sponsored by First National Bank of Hartford.
Fri., Nov. 8 -- Hartford businesses and school tours with lunch at Cancun’s Mexican Restaurant sponsored by the Hartford Civic Club. Free evening.
Sat., Nov. 9 – Farewell Brunch at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Paul Spivey, then Litchfield guests leave for airport.