Now celebrating its 125th anniversary, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo received the Exchange Club of Fort Worth’s Golden Deeds award.

“The Stock Show is very grateful to be selected for this wonderful award from the Exchange Club of Fort Worth,” said Bradford S. Barnes, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo president and general manager. 

The Golden Deeds award recognizes a person or organization for exceptional service to the community. The annual award ceremony has been held since 1924, when the Fort Worth Exchange Club was founded. The late Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher Amon Carter was the first recipient of the Golden Deeds Award. 

The Fort Worth Exchange Club is a local group of the National Exchange Club, which was founded in 1911. The Stock Show received the award at a ceremony at the Fort Worth Club on May 5. 

“The list of recipients, going back to Amon Carter Sr., are the people and organizations that played major roles in making Fort Worth the amazing city it is, and to be among their company is an honor for the Stock Show,” Barnes said. 

The Stock Show had been chosen to receive the award two years earlier, but the event was delayed because of the pandemic, according to Neils Agather, a member of the club and president of the Burnett Foundation. 

Bob Francis is business editor for the Fort Worth Report. Contact him at At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Robert Francis is a Fort Worth native and journalist who has extensive experience covering business and technology locally, nationally and internationally. He is also a former president of the local Society...