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From the Farm to the Table Event Planned June 22 in Wheeling

Freshly harvested produce from Grow Ohio Valley will be on the menu at the Farm to Table Dinner at Christ United Methodist Church in Wheeling on June 22. Photo Provided

WHEELING — Looking for a good meal, relaxing atmosphere and wonderful music? Look to Christ United Methodist Church in Wheeling.

On June 22, the church will host a Farm to Table dinner that will feature locally grown produce and live entertainment.

The Wheeling-based non-profit Grow Ohio Valley, which makes vacant Wheeling city lots fertile and productive farmland, will provide the fresh produce for the dinner. Community Made Serenade, a Try This West Virginia funded project, will perform a medley of jazz and popular music during the farm to table dinner.

A variety of musical styles will be performed at the Farm to Table dinner, reflecting the diverse talents of the musicians and diversity of instruments among the community players. The Community Made Serenade musical performances will feature three regional musical talents leading the community band performers. Matt Hill is a professional jazz trumpet player with a growing following in Wheeling and the northern panhandle region. Matt is also a music teacher who also founded and leads the Dream Big youth music program, which is based in Wellsburg. Aaron Carey, classical and jazz guitarist, teaches musical performance at Bethany College. Ashley Driscoll is a certified strings music teacher who is completing a master’s degree at West Virginia University in cello performance and conducting.

The Community Made Serenade group is a diverse collection of musicians from youth through seniors. Brass, wind, string and percussion musicians who bring a love of music and joy in performing make up the eclectic Community Made Serenade musical ensemble. Since their first meeting in October of 2018, the Community Made Serenade musicians have been meeting monthly under the leadership provided by guest artist/instructors to practice a variety of songs leading up to this event.

All proceeds from this event will be used to help sustain the Community Made Serenade music program and provide support to the House of the Carpenter for its services in the Wheeling area. The Farm to Table dinner will include a selection of meal-sized salads and a variety of meats and cheeses for sandwiches. Desserts will include cakes, pies, cookies, and fruit. Beverages provided will include iced tea, coffee, lemonade, or water. For more information/tickets go to Facebook.com/communitymusicprogram.

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