MOUNT VERNON — Celebrating the success of the goat industry in Knox County was the agenda when the fourth annual Knox County Goat Improvement Association banquet took place at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday evening.
The purpose of the Knox County Goat Improvement Association is to advance the cause of the goat industry; encourage and promote the breeding of quality goats and to bring their natural qualities to perfection; foster and promote the public exhibition of goats at fairs and other shows, particularly the Knox County Fair; and to educate the public about the benefits and value of good goats and caprine products.
Welcoming those attending the banquet was association president Bill Belton. Dinner followed which consisted of lasagna made with goat meat and goat cheese along with salad with goat cheese, garlic bread, beverages and pies. The meal was prepared by association treasurer Amy Yauger-Loeschke and Alex Loeschke. Processing the meat for the meal was Dee-Jays Custom Butchering and Processing of Fredericktown.
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