The Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau recently held its first Hometown Harvest Dinner in the Street event, a fundraiser to help build a new barn at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. This invitation-only event was held on Broadway Street in downtown Jackson. Local businesses, Farm Bureau group members, local Farm Bureau members who are producers, and some state and county elected officials were on the invitation list. Senior Organization Director Kim Harless said, “We wanted the mix to be a good one not only for agriculture discussion but for the fundraiser.” Senior Fair Board Vice President Christopher Smalley spoke about the new project at the fairgrounds, and thanked the Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau for holding a great event!
All proceeds for the cost of the dinner, which was $25 per plate, went to the barn fund and any donations received that night will do directly to the barn fund as well.
Harless said, “Our goal was 75 people we had 87 so we are extremely pleased with that.” The Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau partnered with local Farm Bureau member businesses: Rowdy’s Smokehouse, Arch and Eddie’s, The Spot on Main and Sixth Sense Brewing and Burritos, for all locally produced food for the meal including the steaks and chicken served as the main course and the lamb that was used as an appetizer.
The Jackson High School Jazz Band was on hand to entertain guest during the social hour. Oak Hill and Jackson FFA students helped serve the guests.
Overall this first-year event was extremely successful! We look forward to having it again next year!
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