Farm City Banquet returns Nov. 3
The 56th annual Farm City Banquet will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Boone United Methodist Church, located on New Market Boulevard in Boone.
The theme for this year’s banquet is “High Country Grown” to celebrate High Country grown produce, programs and people.
Following a local food supper, individuals will be recognized for their contributions and support of the local agricultural economy. Local bluegrass musicians the Blue Ribbon Boys, will provide entertainment. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the celebration.
This year, awards will be given out to individuals and/or businesses that have made significant contributions to agriculture, organizations, service or civic, that have benefited the community and agricultural economy, and groups that have made significant contributions to volunteerism, local agri-tourism, and socially-sustainable agricultural practices.
Commodity groups also will award their respective producers of the year, and Watauga Soil and Water will present the Farm Family of the Year award.
Door prizes will include baskets filled with locally produced foods and other items. In addition, the Watauga Arts Council has arranged for a local artist to finish a piece of art with an agriculture theme to be given away at the event.
This year, Watauga County Farm Bureau is also hosting a canned food drive at the banquet. Guests are asked to please bring canned food items to be given to area food banks.
Nomination forms for Farm City awards can be picked up at the N.C. Cooperative Extension office or found online at watauga.ces.ncsu.edu/files/library/95/farmcityawardapplic2011.doc.
Tickets are $10 per person (children 5 and younger eat for free; children 6 to 12, $5) and can be purchased at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office, 971 W. King St., Boone. No tickets will be sold at the door and ticket sales are limited to 250.
For more information, call (828) 264-3061.