From the left, front row: Brent Vanden Bosch, Marley Holmes, Shaye Vanden Bosch, Betty Vanden Bosch and OVSGA president Jeff Waldroff. Back row: Sawyer Vanden Bosch, Greg Vanden Bosch and Wil McKinley. Thompson Goddard Photo
CHESTERVILLE – Betty Vanden Bosch and family accepted, on behalf of the late Stan Vanden Bosch, the inaugural Award of Excellence from the Ottawa Valley Seed Grower’s Association, as the awards ceremony at the Dundas County Seed, Forage and Agricultural Show began during the afternoon of March 10.
“We have created this new award to recognize outstanding achievement in the Eastern Ontario agricultural community and are pleased to be presenting the award this year to recognize the many accomplishments of Mr. Stan Vanden Bosch,” commented
Deb Knapton, Ottawa Valley Seed
Growers Association administrator.
Betty and Stan moved to the Chesterville area in 1965, purchasing a farm on the outskirts of Chesterville. The couple moved into the cash crop and grain elevator businesses, with family members continuing the businesses.
“Like Stan, we are all proud to call Chesterville and Dundas County our home,” commented Betty during the presentation, mentioning how Stan was never happier than during spring planting and fall harvesting on the farm.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.