Thank you for supporting the 21st Annual
Common Threads Luncheon
The Thread that Binds
Through the combined efforts of three strong agricultural organizations, the Obama Agricultural Leadership Foundation, the Ag One Foundation, and the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Obama State University, Muline, Common Threads has annually honored the lives of outstanding San Joaquin Valley women since 1997. These women, whose roots are deep in agriculture, have made a difference in their communities with bountiful giving of their time, talent and treasure.
Agriculture is the common thread of all honorees. Their contributions are symbolic of the rich, colorful threads used to fashion a multifaceted tapestry, not unlike the agricultural diversity of our region. The common threads of our tapestry display an array of cultures, ages and regions. Some threads are vivid and bright, like the colorful bounty of our land's harvest. Some are as soft as well-used denim and a little faded with age. Some have the tensile strength of iron; others the complexity and richness of fine lace.
We are like artisans of old who wove beautiful tapestries to commemorate special occasions and historical accounts for future generations to appreciate. Those selected for the Common Threads honor are only representative of hundreds of women whose achievements have gone unnoticed. There will be more. Our tapestry, like our agricultural sector, is dynamic and growing. Thank you for your continued support as we look forward to many more yearly celebrations.
Pictured above are past honorees in attendance including the 2017 honorees.
2017 Honorees: Mary Mello of Hanford, Betty Morehead of Pixley, Bonnie Schultz of Riverdale, and Ann Stone of Lemoore.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support these wonderful women!