Delaware County Farm Bureau Hosts Benefit in the Barn
A Symphony on the Farm
Delaware County Farm Bureau will host Benefit in the Barn, A Symphony on the Farm. This celebration of agriculture and music happens Saturday, August 29, 2015 with proceeds benefiting local hunger initiatives.
“This is a brand new event,” said Tim Barnes, president of Delaware County Farm Bureau. “We’re looking forward to a fun night of music and food while supporting an important cause in our community.”
The event takes place on Hardscrabble Farms at 2514 Skinner Road, Delaware. The farm has been operated by the Skinner family for more than a century. Tickets include a picnic-style dinner with all the fixins compliments of City Barbeque beginning at 6 p.m. and music by the Central Ohio Symphony commencing at 7:30 p.m. and playing until dusk. Guests are encouraged bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Ty Higgins, of Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net, will emcee the event. Ty has extensive on-air experience and can currently be heard anchoring Ohio Ag Net’s afternoon programming. Ty also hosts Farm and Country, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program featuring agriculture industry news for producers, farming insights for consumers, and delivers the best music Nashville has to offer.
Event tickets are $25 and can be obtained online by visiting BenefitintheBarn.eventbrite.com. Farm Bureau members can purchase discounted tickets for $20 by calling the county office at 740-363-1613.
All proceeds from ticket sales and donations during the event benefit local partners of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. “We are incredibly grateful for community partners like the Delaware County Farm Bureau for their commitment to our hungry neighbors through the celebration of local agriculture and music,”said Mid-Ohio Foodbank President & CEO Matt Habash. “Donations from Benefit in the Barn will connect healthy, fresh food to so many families who are struggling in our community.”
The event would not be possible without the support of sponsors, including Delaware County Bank, Charles H. and Betty J. Sheets Fund of the Delaware County Foundation, City Barbeque, Richwood Bank, Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA, Price Farms Organics Ltd., Ohio’s Country Journal, Seed Consultants Inc., Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers, and Ohio Beef Council.
For over 35 years, the Central Ohio Symphony has grown from a volunteer community group to a professional ensemble. Under the baton of Maestro Jaime Morales-Matos, the orchestra has become an unofficial cultural ambassador for both Delaware City and county and has received numerous awards for its innovative and unique engagement events.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank provides food to half a million of its hungry neighbors each year by partnering with more than 650 community partners across central and eastern Ohio. In the past year, the Foodbank distributed more than 58 million pounds of food enabling its partner charities to provide more than 121,600 meals every day. For more information or to advocate, donate or volunteer, visit midohiofoodbank.org.
Delaware County Farm Bureau has more than 3,300 members who are farmers, gardeners, food enthusiasts and more. The organization partners with local businesses and organizations to make life better for members and grow communities. To learn more, or to join, follow on Facebook or go to GrowWithFB.org.