WILMINGTON – The 12th annual Clinton County Leadership Institute’s Dinner in the Fields is set for Saturday, Aug. 14, to be held on the Cosler Farm at 1488 US 68 South.
The event — the main fundraiser for the organization and one which draws people from neighboring counties as well — is planned, prepared and served by volunteers.
Last year’s event had to be canceled due to the pandemic.
“So many new faces to the organization have jumped right in, taking charge and facilitating the wonderful experience that Dinner in the Fields provides to its attendees,” said Dani Cochran, chairwoman of the event. “We are all very excited to host a community social event to support the Leadership Clinton organization.”
Showcasing the finest of Clinton County’s homegrown and prepared foods, Dinner in the Fields provides a delicious, high-quality meal with family-friendly entertainment to celebrate the beginning of the harvest season. Guests will have the opportunity to taste locally grown and raised entrees and sip cider provided by Wilmington’s own TinCap Hard Cider.
The meal, which is cooked on the Cosler farm, will feature beef and pork accompanied by potatoes, green beans and squash side dishes with dinner rolls and much more.
Be sure to save room for homemade ice cream dessert topped with farm-fresh berries. If that’s not enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, there will be delicacies available in the dessert auction concluding the meal.
Cocktail hour begins at 4 p.m. and dinner is at 5 p.m.
Advance tickets are available online now at https://leadershipclinton.org/ditf-2021-tickets . Additionally, tickets can be purchased at any People’s Bank location or by calling the CCLI office at 937-382-7120
Developed over 30 years ago based on a model out of Cincinnati, the Clinton County Leadership Institute offered its first Leadership Clinton class in the spring of 1987. Since then, programs have expanded to include Leadership Clinton Youth Collaborative, Community Leader Awards, and a partnership with Junior Achievement.
Guided by the mission to Develop, Inspire, and Connect people today to shape our tomorrow, the Institute accomplishes its mission through continuous improvement of engaging adult, youth, and seminar programs fueled with leadership capacity building, community projects, and community awareness.
The Clinton County Leadership Institute is a 501c3 non-profit community leadership organization. For more information, contact the CCLI office weekdays at 937-372-7120.