2019 Mr. and Mrs. Country Days
As Country Days Ambassadors, this year’s Mr. & Mrs. Country Days are no strangers to promoting the annual festival or the beautiful region they call home. For more than 35 years, this couple has made it a point to give back to the community that has given them so much and have no plans to stop now.
The Farmington Regional Chamber is proud to announce Jerry & Susan Weems will serve as the official ambassadors of the 2019 Farmington Country Days.
The “Superheroes” theme definitely applies to these area natives. Jerry is a 1974 graduate of North County High School who went on to receive a Communication Arts degree from Lindenwood University. Susan, a 1971 graduate of Fredericktown High School, is also a graduate of Mineral Area College. The pair were married in 1982 at the First Assembly of God Church in Farmington and were soon blessed with the arrival of their son, Josh, a 2004 graduate of North County. “We have called this area our home our entire lives, except for a couple years each” says Susan. “It’s a warm and inviting place to call home with growing communities and opportunities”.
For over 30 years, Jerry has been a member of the St. Francois County Rotary Club and has held just about every office, including President for three terms. He is a Past District Governor for Rotary and President of the Show-Me Rotary Leadership Institute, as well as a member of the Farmington Elks Lodge #1765 where he currently serves as Treasurer. Jerry has been a long-time member of the Farmington Regional Chamber, having served on the Board of Directors, Chamber Ambassadors, and Planning Committees for the annual Golf Tournament, Country Days, Harvest Night and others.
Through his many activities and appointments, Susan has been by Jerry’s side supporting and encouraging him. Susan also volunteered for many years with Country Days at the Information Booth in Long Park. Both have supported the festival and the many events that are part of the three-day weekend. Their favorite events include the parade, the free concerts in Long Park, visiting friends and family and funnel cakes!
Weems Insurance Agency was created in 2010 and continues to thrive. Josh joined the company in 2017 and after 12 years working for the State of Missouri, Susan joined the family business upon her retirement in January of this year.
“We are thrilled to have Susan and Jerry as our official Ambassadors for Country Days 2019”, states Laura Raymer, Director of Events & Program Marketing for the Chamber. “The untold hours they have devoted over the years to our region, our organization and Country Days in general make them a perfect fit.”
“We are truly humbled and honored to be chosen to represent this community as Mr. & Mrs. Country Days” declares the happy couple. “Following a long list of incredible people who have served in this role before us, we are proud to continue this wonderful tradition and will serve with excitement”.