As you may know, the public voted on our competition benefit fund recipient this year. The Gathering Friends was chosen by a slight majority and generously chose to share the funds with the other contestants. They divided the total by the percentages of votes earned during the voting. The other charities included in this year’s giving were the Rare Breed, Ozarks Food Harvest, Harmony House, Isabel’s House, and O-Steam. Each of these charities received a piece of the total funds earned at the year’s Queen City Beard and Moustache Competition.
Vice-President Jeremy Medley, Treasurer Shannon Medley, former Queen City Ambassador Bill Petersen and Gathering Friends representative Terra Salinas were on hand to deliver checks to all of the friends of the Gathering Friends on May 18, 2015.