Honoring American Traditions and Christmas Classics

Before televisions dominated family rooms, a holiday season tradition for many Americans including listening to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” as performed on the radio by Lionel Barrymore and narrated by Orson Welles.  This weekend, in Franklin County, Iowa, we have the opportunity to step back in time and enjoy this classic radio production as performed by the Franklin County Players.

The final performance of “A Christmas Carol Radio Play” will be 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Windsor Theatre in Hampton, Iowa.  Advanced tickets are available for $10 from Center I or online at hamptoniowa.org.  Watch as 25 local actors dress in 1940s-style clothing and take the stage.

Cast members of "A Christmas Carol" radio play include, from left to right, in the back two rows: Deb Lukensmeyer, Raelene Borcherding, Grace Barter, Donna Speedy, Bekah C., Phil Strand, Jim Davies, Rick Janssen, Bella S., Ruth Katz, Melanie V., Brad Van Horn, Lisa Shatzer, Wendy Buseman, and Sandee Brouwer. Front row: Will S., Josiah S., Carter H., Jonah V., and Sara B. (Courtesy of "The Hampton Chronicle")

Even Latham Hi-Tech Seeds will be a part of the show!  Our company’s sponsorship of this production allows us to pay tribute to Willard Latham, who founded the business nearly 65 years ago, when he produced seed oats for retail.  As the time changed and the business grew, the company evolved from a retail business to a dealer organization.  Today our company offers only the highest quality soybean, corn hybrids and alfalfa seed.

We’re proud to continue the family tradition.  The same values and principles on which Willard Latham founded the business remain our guiding principles yet today: honesty, integrity and unsurpassed customer service.  As you’ll hear in our 1940-esque radio commercial,

Latham Seeds do more for you… Sowing, growing, harvest, too,
Latham yields for you!

We want to help you select the best seed for your dollar. Contact your local Latham® seed representative for some “mighty fine seed” to include your crop rotation.