4-H supporters can enjoy a night out to at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds on June 9. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner catered by Bob’s Backyard BBQ at 6 p.m. The program and live auction will commence at 7 p.m.
Event tickets are $50 per person, and table sponsorships that seat eight are available for $500. Event reservations are due May 25, 2022.
“I was a 4-H member in Fairfield County for 10 years,” said Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board President Heather Wilson. “As an alum, I want to see the program continue to grow and support our youth. It’s been amazing to see local businesses, community members and 4-H families generously support the endowment throughout the last decade. We’re excited to be bringing the community together again to support this mission and allow attendees to enjoy a night of fun and socialization.”
Although planning for the endowment was started in 2000, it became fully endowed in 2006. The first Legacy Dinner was held in 2010 and has grown to more than 350 attendees supporting the youth in the Fairfield County 4-H program. The goal of the board is to generate funds sufficient to endow at 4-H position in Fairfield County and support the 4-H youth development program, allowing the 4-H tradition to continue for generations to come.
“Our county’s 4-H program serves over 2200 youth each year through traditional club and school enrichment programming,” said Fairfield County 4-H Extension Educator Leslie Cooksey. “Leaving a legacy is what the endowment is intended to do. Whether you’re a local business, 4-H family or community member, we’d love for you to join us and support the future of the program in our county.”
Additional sponsorships are available for the Legacy Dinner as follows:
- Platinum: $3,000 (two sponsorships available) – Receive two dinner tickets
- Gold: $1,000 (five sponsorships available) – Receive two dinner tickets
- Silver: $500 – Receive two dinner tickets
- Bronze: $250
Sponsorship and reservation forms can be found on u.osu.edu/4hlegacy. Checks can be made payable to one of two funds:
- 4-H Fairfield County Foundation Fund (Money stays in Fairfield County. No Ohio State University gift credit given)
- Fairfield County 4-H Endowment. On the check memo line designate: Fund #642082** (Earn Ohio State University gift credit and receive a giving receipt from The Ohio State University)
The event is held at Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building located at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds: 157 East Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH 43130. Reservations and payment should be mailed to: Fairfield County 4-H Endowment, P.O. Box 564, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
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