June 25, 2018
“What a wonderful experience” was the overall sentiment from last weekend’s Howl at the Moon Dueling Piano Concert, a fundraiser for the Wayne County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee and the Wayne County Farm Bureau Foundation.
The event was held Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at the Fairfield Elks, and drew a crowd of 550 people including guests, volunteers, and workers. The Howl at the Moon performers came from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis to put on the 3 1/2 hour show each night, which included two “dueling pianos”, drums, and a guitar. People would request songs by offering a tip with their request; the bigger the tip the more likely your song was played. 100% of the tips went back to support the Young Leaders and the Foundation.
“We would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all the support the community gave to this project,” commented Doug Anderson, Manager of the Wayne County Farm Bureau. “Our Young Leader Committee was looking for a new project they could bring to Fairfield which would raise financial support for their programming as well as support our Foundation. We are very pleased with the success of the Howl at the Moon fundraiser and are very much looking forward to making this an annual Farm Bureau event for the Fairfield community.”
Event Sponsors for the 2018 Howl at the Moon event were COUNTRY Financial, COUNTRY Financial Representative Alex Atwood, Fairfield National Bank, Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home, 4R Equipment, Peoples National Bank, Zurliene Enterprises, Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Roark Trucking, Burnt Prairie Fertilizer, Carnaby Square, Vaughan Automotive, Gill Excavating, Vaughan’s Diesel Repair, Carter X, Citizens National Bank of Albion, and Joe’s Body Shop.
The Young Leader Committee is a group of individuals ages 18 to 35 that work to support agricultural literacy, leadership development, and farm business education activities. The Wayne County Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization which raises funds to support agricultural education and scholarship opportunities for Wayne County students.
More pictures of the 2018 Howl at the Moon event can be found on the Wayne County Farm Bureau Facebook page.