Troy Sale Barn Fundraiser sees great turnout
TROY – The Troy Sale Barn held is fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 21 and it was well attended.
A large crowd of more than 300 barn patrons, both young and old alike, gathered for a night out in the beautiful hall of the Troy Sale Barn. The patrons indulged in a great meal, local brews/wines, listening to a local musical performer and participated in raffle drawings.
When the doors opened at 6 p.m., Amanda Connell and family served delicious mexican food, including tacos, nachos, mac & cheese, salads and other variations of these culinary delights from the kitchen.
Nicole Harris, Troy Sale Barn Operating Corporation Executive Director, wanted to thank all the local farmers and producers who generously donated food for the event: Bluebird Ridge Farms, Milky Way Farms, Greener Pastures Farm & Greenhouses, Bradford Brothers and Backroad Creamery.
Patrons also had the pleasure of sipping local brews and wines from Bluestone Brewery and Mountain Lake Winery, which were available for purchase. Bluestone Brewery offered locally crafted beers from their brewery in Sayre, while Mountain Lake Winery served a variety of wines for individuals to acquire their specific desired taste, ranging from sweet to dry.
Clark Jackson provided the evening’s entertainment with acoustic music. He strummed his acoustic guitar and sang three sets of songs, which included cover songs and originals, for everyone’s enjoyment.
Jackson, a Wetona native, recently recorded several tracks in Nashville, Tennessee. You might remember him from playing high school sports, recently graduating from Troy High School in 2018 or working on his family’s dairy farm, Mt-Glen Farms. He graduated from Penn College of Technology in 2020, earning an associate’s degree in Carpentry & Business Management, while pitching on the baseball team. Also, he currently helps with his family’s farm and owns his own contracting business, Jackson Construction.
Jackson’s parents are Dean and Rebecca Jackson, his fraternal grandparents are the late Ben & Regina Jackson—whose family farm has been involved in shipping and selling cattle at the historic Troy Sale Barn since the 1950’s. Jackson’s father, Dean Jackson, shared a brief history of his family’s ties to the barn after his son’s first musical set.
Boggs Hi-Tech Solutions provided football lovers a chance to check in on the score and watch the playoff games on the big screen in the beautiful new arena.
Donations were taken at the door, which covered Jackson’s show, while benefiting the Troy Sale Barn. In addition, 50/50 and rip tickets were sold to benefit the barn. Harris also wanted to thank Mary Kendall and Cheryl Torres for volunteering to sell the tickets. All of the proceeds went to benefit the Troy Sale Barn. Harris said, “we sincerely appreciate those that donated—this will help sustain our community events!”
Many patrons reserved a $50 table for the event, which included a beautiful cyclamen flowering plant as the centerpiece, along with a bag of popcorn donated by Mill Street Treats.
After the event, an anonymous donor reached out and pledged $5,000 to become a Second Founder of the barn! If you are interested in matching the donation or making any donation, please email Nicole Harris at email@example.com or call 570-337-0815 for more information. The Troy Sale Barn Operating Corporation is a 501c3 non-profit organization and will issue receipts for your tax-deductible donation.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the renovations done at the Troy Sale Barn, please be sure to check it out soon! The Troy Sale Barn Operating Corporation hosts archery at the barn from 5:30-7:30 pm on Wednesday nights, for a donation to the barn. Also, the Grower’s Market will resume on Tuesdays in May from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entire barn is now available to host your next event from weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, memorials, banquets, theatre, reunions, to school events and more in the gorgeous Repsol Hall, the Frantz Family Arena, and Smith’s Founders Lounge, which is adorned by the art of Sadie Allen.
The Troy Sale Barn Operating Corporation hopes to schedule more musical entertainment events quarterly, like this one. What do you want to hear next in their Bands in the Barn series? Please like & share our Troy Sale Barn Facebook page or check us out on www.troysalebarn.com.
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