Kingdom Supper continues tradition of celebrating neighbors

The Kingdom of Callaway Supper returns March 25, giving Callaway County residents the opportunity to celebrate their neighbors — both near and far.

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The focus of the event, which kicks off with a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Gladys Woods Kemper Art Center on the William Woods University campus, will be on Callaway native Joe Link — an award-winning agricultural journalist who grew up on the family farm just south of Fulton and once served as editor of the Fulton Daily Sun.

Ron Elliott, the 2014 Kingdom Supper president, previously told the Fulton Sun he chose Link as this year’s honoree because of his photojournalism accomplishments and his character — Elliott described Link as a “good, honest man.”

“When I was thinking of somebody who could really tell us about the Kingdom, I thought about Joe,” Elliott said.

After visitors get a chance to visit with Link and Elliott at the reception, they will move on to dinner at 7 p.m. in Tucker Dining Hall, followed by the program at 8:15 p.m. in Dulany Auditorium.

In addition to Link, that program will include recognizing Martin Northway with the Service Award for his work promoting Callaway’s Civil War history, and Hatton farmer Hadley Linnenbringer with the Settler’s Award for his many contributions to the north Callaway community.

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