The Belmont County Farm Bureau will host its first Farm to Table event to bring awareness to the "Staying Clean" drug free program in Belmont County schools and to support the Belmont County Major Crime Unit in combating the growing opioid epidemic.

Belmont County has a rich and diverse agricultural heritage that will be showcased with a fund raising dinner on the farm at The Market at Ebbert Farms, 68101 Ebbert North Road, St. Clairsville, Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The Farm to Table event will give a great presentation of local produce and products specifically prepared by a noted local chef. There will be a feature presentation by Wayne Campbell, president and founder of Tyler’s Light. Tyler’s Light is an organization named after Wayne’s son, Tyler, who tragically died of an accidental overdose in 2011. Wayne is recognized as an effective and dynamic speaker, and has been featured on CBS "60 Minutes" as well as the "Big 10 Network". U. S. Congressman Bill Johnson will be in attendance and offer a few comments on the opioid issue.

If you would like to participate in this fund raising effort, please contact the Farm Bureau office at 740-425-3681. Cost is $100 per person, and reservations are due Friday, August 10. All in attendance at the event will be recognized in the program. Please mail your check, payable to Belmont County Farm Bureau, to 100 Colonel Drive, Barnesville or call the Farm Bureau office to make your reservations using a credit card.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact the Farm Bureau Office at 740-425-3681 or event coordinator Lova Ebbert at 740-359-0267.