Raimondo and his wife Mary are among the many who volunteered and otherwise donated their time to the event. He said they were proud to be among the many from the area who helped make the Cattlemen’s Ball a success.
“Sometimes it seems like an insurmountable task, but there are hundreds of people working to make the ball a great success,” he said. “There are many talented people in our community and we are always committed to a good cause.”
As Raimondo indicated, there will be plenty of good food and drink. Sheila Huebert, a former restaurant and caterer, uses her years of culinary experience. Huebert leads the food effort for the Cattlemen’s Ball, noting that she and her team cook two of the meals for the weekend themselves.
“We have an enormous committee. We smoke our own brisket and cut it into slices, ”she said about one of the meals and praised Craig Rosendahl and his family for preparing the brisket. “We all make starters.”
Platte Valley Equipment, with locations in Humphrey, Wahoo, and Fremont, is one of the many companies sponsoring the Columbus Cattlemen’s Ball. Company spokeswoman Rachel Prosser said Platte Valley donated the John Deere equipment to be used on site, in addition to cash and volunteer workers.