The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) held the first-ever Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 26 in the Marysville and Delaware, Ohio areas. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation and Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) coordinated the inaugural events.
The day-long celebration supported the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation youth scholarship fund benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders. The day began with a sporting clays shoot, at Black Wing Shooting Center, featuring individual and team competitions to support the cause, followed by an OCA summer business meeting.
Later that evening, attendees gathered in their boots and hats for dinner, drinks, and dancing in the barn at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. Live music from the John D. Hale Band, a nationally known Red Dirt music group from Missouri wrapped up the evening.
Silent and live auctions were also held to support youth scholarships. Thanks to several generous donors, buyers and sponsors, in total the event raised $27,000.
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser that will take place Aug. 25.
“Ohio’s beef families raise high quality young people that excel in all they do. The many individuals and companies that supported the inaugural Cattlemen’s Gala will enable our foundation to support additional youth and provide them with the financial assistance to help them in meeting their educational and career goals,” said Frank Phelps, OCF President, Belle Center, Ohio.
For more information on the events, contact the Foundation at 614-873-6736. The complete list of available scholarships can be found at www.ohiocattle.org/youth/scholarships. The application deadline for the OCF scholarships is Oct. 31.