NEW LEXINGTON- On Saturday, Oct. 23, the 2021 Perry County Farm Bureau Farm to Table Dinner will be held at the Perry County Coliseum. A live auction and live music will be held alongside the dinner, and all proceeds will go to the Miller, New Lexington and Sheridan FFA chapters and the Perry County 4-H Junior Leaders.
FFA programs are frequently integrated into local school curricula, offering students an opportunity to gain knowledge working in agriculture and other areas so that they are experienced and prepared to be strong leaders of their generation. 4-H Junior Leaders is a similar program aimed at guiding students through woodworking, sewing and similar projects, and is typically known for their role in student animal care at local fairs.
Funded by the farm bureau, their premier sponsor Brickell Farms Solutions and a wide variety of community member, business and local group sponsorships, the event will be a huge success, predicted Andrea Kirby, who is the organizational director for the Morgan, Muskingum, Perry and Washington County farm bureaus. While last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID, the 2019 dinner had just about 100 attendees and brought in roughly $1,000 to benefit the agricultural programs.
Check-in begins at 6 p.m., and dinner, prepared by Oliver Farms’ Chef Alfonso Contrisciani, begins at 6:30 p.m. That gives attendees a half hour to check out auction items, get drinks, find a seat and then enjoy the dinner. When it comes time for dessert, the auction will be held and the total earned for each organization will be announced.
“It’s a great program to help support those in the work that they’re doing, and the projects and trips and things that they want to be able to do.” Kirby said. “We’re happy to be able to host the event in support of that.”
Ticket sales ended on Monday, but donations will be accepted up until the event date if someone isn’t able to attend.
“It’s going to be a great night filled with community and supporting great youth organizations, and it should be fun and exciting,” Kirby said. “We’re hopeful that we will have a great and successful year to help benefit those organizations, so we hope people will come out and enjoy the evening.”