Farm-to-table fundraiser slated in Tucker County

LEADMINE — An area youth facility is offering its inaugural fundraiser next month in hopes of raising money for future programs.

Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association Horseshoe Leadership Center, located just outside Leadmine in Tucker County, will be hosting the first-ever “Farm-to-Table Dinner Fundraiser” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Camp Horseshoe.

Officials with the organization invited individuals to join friends and neighbors of Camp Horseshoe in the chestnut-paneled dining hall for a five-course meal. Each course will be prepared and presented by renowned chefs, including Jay Mahoney of Pierpont Culinary School, Mimi Keebler of LaFontaine Bakery and Jon Bush of Tuscan Grille.

The event will also feature an auction of various handmade items including a quilt made by the Horseshoe Heritage Arts Quilt Retreat attendees, a replica of an old hardwood cherry sitting bench from the 1700’s made by Mark Warner and numerous basket collections.

Sharon Cassidy, secretary for Ohio-West Virginia YLA urged people to come out and enjoy a meal while supporting the organization, which she says has benefited many people throughout nearly a decade of operation.

“Camp Horseshoe has touched a lot of people’s lives, it really has. We’ve got alumni all over the United States. Actually, we’ve had a facility here with a youth camp for close to 80 years,” Cassidy said. “We wanted to start something new that, hopefully, will turn into a year after year fundraiser.”

She said the facility is also known as the Horseshoe Leadership Center, as it also offers programs throughout the academic year.

“We do school year programs as well as our camp here,” she said. “We also do programs in our local schools in Randolph County, Tucker County and Upshur County during the school year as well.”

For more information call 304-478-2481 or e-mail Ohio-West Virginia YLA Director Regina Phillips, regina@yla-youthleadership.org.

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