Farm to Table

Tickets are still on sale for MainStreet Dayton’s fourth annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Tickets are still on sale for MainStreet Dayton’s fourth annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 14.

“MainStreet Dayton is excited to bring this fantastic event to our community once again this year,” MainStreet Dayton Executive Director Rachel Marshall said. “We are honored by the support that we’ve been shown in previous years and we hope to make this year another record-breaking success. Once again we will be partnering with local farms to bring the best fare there is to offer.”

“Gabriel and Eva Camp, owners of Screen Door Kitchen, are heading up the menu this year, so we are guaranteed a delightful meal,” Marshall said. “Some of the farms we are proud to feature this year include, Southern Valley Farms, Cornett Family Farms, Landing View Farms, Jackson Farms and Raburn Acres — just to name a few. Each of these farms have participated with us in past years and we are so happy to have them join us again this year for such a great event!”

This year’s dinner will again take place on Market Street directly in front of the historic Rhea County Courthouse. Hors D’oeuvres will be served at 5 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Don’t miss out on the chance to win door prizes from local businesses, or cash from the 50/50 raffle. Previous 50/50 winners have gone home with over $200.

Another continuation of last year, is MainStreet Dayton’s partnership with the Rhea County Community Center — RC3.

Proceeds from the dinner will be split 50/50 between RC3 and MainStreet Dayton. Last year, Marshall said, the event was able to give nearly $5,000 to RC3 for scholarships, and she hopes that that amount will increase this year.

“This is a great way to connect with others in the community over a great dinner, as well as give back through RC3 scholarships and MainStreet Dayton downtown projects,” Marshall said.

After dinner and dessert, there will be live music on the Courthouse lawn featuring Brandon Maddox.

Tickets are available at the Rhea County Welcome Center, The Herald-News and RC3. Individual tickets are $30 each and table sponsorships are also available for $500.

Marshall said that, as of press time Friday, Rhea Medical Center, The Dayton Flower Box, General Shale, Edward Jones — Manny Carril, Simply Bank and First Bankhave purchased table sponsorships. For more information on table sponsorships, please visit our website at or call (423) 775-9847.