Benefit in the Barn planned


Tickets are on sale for the Delaware County Farm Bureau’s Benefit in the Barn, A Symphony on the Farm. This celebration of agriculture, food and music happens Saturday, Aug.19.

Guests will enjoy a fun, unique concert complete with dinner catered by City BBQ, Ohio beer, Ohio wine and Ohio spirits. The organizers promise special surprises throughout the night. All proceeds from the evening support the Delaware County Hunger Alliance.

Last year the event raised more than $31,000 to support numerous agencies’ work in fighting hunger in the community.

The year’s event takes place on the Doug Dawson Farm at 2831 Bowtown Road, Delaware. Tickets include a picnic-style dinner (compliments of City BBQ and Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware and Honda Marysville) beginning at 6 p.m. and a performance by the Central Ohio Symphony from 7:30 p.m. until dusk.

Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for open seating in the barn or adjacent tents. Handicapped parking will be available.

Tickets can be purchased online at General admission is $30 per ticket and includes the concert and dinner. Farm Bureau members will receive a $5 discount per ticket when entering their Farm Bureau member number. A limited number of tickets will be sold.

Call the United Way of Delaware County at 614-436-8929 for additional assistance regarding ticket purchases or Delaware County Farm Bureau at 740-363-1613 for general questions.

The members of the Hunger Alliance are committed to increasing access to fresh produce, food pantries, meals for the homebound, and nutrition education, a news release states. If you cannot attend the Benefit in the Barn but would still like to support the Delaware County Hunger Alliance, visit

The Delaware County Hunger Alliance, facilitated by United Way of Delaware County is a coordinated, community collaboration, representing all sectors and demographics in our county. The Alliance meets monthly to discuss program coordination, gaps in service, and enhanced service delivery.

The latest data available states that approximately 16,440 Delaware county residents are food insecure. Seventeen percent of that number represents children under 18.

To address this need, the Hunger Alliance provides services through fixed and mobile food pantries, community meals, weekend meal backpacks, weekday summer lunch program, Cooking Matters classes, homebound meal delivery, congregate dining sites and produce prescriptions to address chronic diseases.

In addition to City BBQ and Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware and Honda Marysville, other major supporters include: the Delaware County Foundation’s Robert Weiler Family Fund and Charles H. and Betty J. Sheets Fund; Safelite Foundation; First Commonwealth Bank; Agee, Clymer, Mitchell and Portman; Trillium Farms; First Citizens National Bank; POET; Champion Feed and Pet Supply; Wright Moore Law Office; Farm Credit Mid America; Kalmbach Feeds and Dawson Farms;

Bret Davis Seeds; Maloney and Novotney; Ohio Beef Council; Ohio Pork Council; Ohio Health; Ohio Corn and Wheat; Seed Consultants; Richwood Bank; Beck’s Hybrids; Price Farms Organics; Trimble Insurance; Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio’s Ag Net; Barrett, Easterday and Cunningham Law; Heritage Co-Op; Powell Village Winery; Restoration Brew Worx; Watershed Distillery.

Participants enjoy Benefit in the Barn last year. enjoy Benefit in the Barn last year.


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

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