Charles Goodnight Award
In addition to the annual awards for the Texas Longhorn industry, the International Texas Longhorn Association presented the Charles Goodnight Award, a special honor that has only been accorded three others in the 20 years since it was established. Darol Dickinson of Barnesville, OH, a past president of ITLA and veteran producer was selected for the honor. The inscription on the laser-etched hardwood plaque reads: "In Recognition of his Generous Service to the Texas Longhorn Industry, DAROL DICKINSON is Included in the Annals of the Breed, along with an Earlier Longhorn Cattleman, Charles Goodnight."
The presentation ceremony included Dolores Anthony, wife of the late Bill Anthony, the first recipient of the Charles Goodnight Award and Stan Searle. The late Jerry Williams and Searle were the other earlier honorees.
Dickinson Cattle Co. was also recognized for outstanding contribution to the Association and the Texas Longhorn breed by generating the most registrations and transfers. DCCI was also credited with having recruited the most new members into ITLA during the past year.
The annual ITLA Awards Program was held in the grand ball room of the Skirvin Hotel next to the Cox Center in downtown Oklahoma City, OK. The championship show and convention were held Oct 26 & 27 under the leadership of president Roger Hutton of Dallas, Texas.
Caption: -- Darol and Linda Dickinson of Barnesville, Ohio are pictured with the coveted Charles Goodnight award presented by the International Texas Longhorn Association of Glen Rose, Texas. The award was granted during the ITLA Championship Show and Convention in Oklahoma City, OK.
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