While the weather proposed a threat throughout the entire day, the fourth annual Dickson County Farm to Table Dinner saw nice weather throughout the majority of the event. This year’s Farm to Table Dinner was a popular event, with all 300 tickets selling out well before the dinner.
The dinner began at 6:00 with appetizers and entertainment. The entertainment was provided by A Step in Time Dance Studio, where the dancers entertained the crowds with traditional southern dance styles, such as square dancing. Cassidy Allsbrooks also graced the Farm to Table Stage, with renditions of several country songs along with singing the national anthem.
Dinner was served at 7:00, with courses featuring smoked pork loin from Perrigin Paradise. Sides were provided by The Front Porch and included sweet potato casserole, green beans, and squash/zucchini casserole. The desserts were provided by Montgomery Bell State Park and Zander’s Woodfired Pizza. Diners had the option of either peach cobbler or cake, both served with Zander’s homemade ice cream.
Everyone at the dinner was given a gift bag that held items including homemade bread, jelly, and caramel popcorn. The bags also contained coupons and other gift times from multiple businesses in the Dickson County area. Everyone was also eligible to win one of 69 door prizes, which were also provided by businesses in the area.
While the weather held out through dinner and dessert, the evening storms began to hit downtown shortly after, with most people calling the night around 8:00.
The Farm to table Dinner is a fundraiser hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, which is the main fundraiser for the construction of the Dickson Agriculture Pavilion. All the proceeds from the dinner go directly towards the construction of the site, which will bring new agricultural opportunities to the area. The construction is set to begin soon according to Rhonda Adams, the Director of Tourism at the Chamber of Commerce. The location has already been acquired through donation, but there are a few steps that still need to be taken before a groundbreaking.