Bill White at the Oakley Rodeo

Bill White at the Oakley Rodeo

Editor:

I want to personally thank all of the wonderful volunteers that put on a true local Fourth of July tradition: The Oakley Rodeo. Bill White Farms was honored to be the presenting sponsor for the first time in the rodeo's 82nd year, and our team, guests, and other sponsors, all had a hugely enjoyable time. All four night were sellouts, and the combination of competition, family, community pride in our western way of life, and love of country, were on display each night in an incredible setting.

We had a blast meeting new people from our Summit County community, seeing old friends, and sharing the mission of Bill White Farms at the rodeo. Bill White Farms is a nonprofit whose mission is to sustain our community through food. We grow it, and we share it. We provide educational tours for organizations and children all over the county that want to learn more about sustainable farming and ranching practices. We supply food through our farm-to-pantry program to fill the plates of our neighbors. And we also hold cooking classes at the farm to help folks incorporate our local produce into their family meals. We were happy to share our story, and some of our farm animals, with all of the rodeo attendees.

A big thank you to Gerald Young, Ken Woolstenhulme, Andy Woolstenhulme, Matt Russell, Sam Aplanalp and all of the other members of the Oakley Rodeo and Celebration Committee for allowing us to get involved this year. Thanks also to the other event sponsors, and to all of the participants, volunteers, and attendees that made it such a great success. Park City and Summit County are a special place to celebrate our nation's birthday, and we were happy to be part of such a great community tradition this year.

Bill White
Bill White Farms and Bill White Restaurant Group

 Ken Woolstenhulme, Mike Osguthorpe, and Matt Russell at the Oakley Rodeo 2017

Ken Woolstenhulme, Mike Osguthorpe, and Matt Russell at the Oakley Rodeo 2017

 Gerald Young, Bill White, and Ken Woolstenhulme at the Oakley Rodeo 2017.

Gerald Young, Bill White, and Ken Woolstenhulme at the Oakley Rodeo 2017.

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