2019 Senior Farmer of the Year

By | May 13, 2019

John “Jack” Fry Jr. will be honored at the Madera Chamber of Commerce Senior Farmer Dinner on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Madera Municipal Golf Course, 23200 Avenue 17, Madera. The Social Hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. The presentation of the 2019 Senior Farmer Presentation will immediately follow dinner. Reservations for this event is $55.00 per person, and reserved tables of ten (10) available for $550.00.  Sponsorship Packages are available; please call the Chamber of Commerce Office at (559) 673-3563 or click here for Sponsorship form.

The following recipients, through their years of hard work, have brought success and continue to provide a prosperous economic base for Madera County.  The Chamber looks forward to celebrating a new Senior Farmer of the Year; the following is the impressive list of past honorees:

1981 – Sherman Thomas
1982 – Henry Bitter
1983 – Gino Petrucci
1984 – Walter Rosskopf
1985 – A.K. Baker
1986 – Everett Garner
1987 – Floyd Nelson
1988 – Lionel Rogers
1989 – Ben Coulthard
1990 – J.E. McKinney
1991 – George Andrew
1992 – John Sordi
1993 – Ed Sagouspe
1993 Honorary – Franklin Secara
1994 – Elsie Buchenau
1995 – Norman Dill
1996 – Henry Massaro
1997 – Joe Galleano
1998 – Robert T. Houlding, Sr.
1999 – Dino Petrucci
2000 – Elvin Davis
2001 – Alfred Russell
2002 – Oliver Espinola
2003 – Will Gill, Jr.
2004 – Jack Schnoor
2005 – Richard B. Johnson
2006 – Charles Faso
2007 – Vernon Martinazzi
2008 – William “Billy” McKinney
2009 – Albert Cosyns
2010 – Johnny Deniz
2011 – Melinda “Millie” Meders
2012-13 – Sarkis Sahatdjian
2014 – Ray Pool
2015 – Ken Leach
2016 – John Yakligian
2017 – Mitch Lasgoity
2018 – Genevieve Bomprezzi