Farmers Share Breakfast draws hundreds of hungry patrons

By Evelyn Long

April 1, 2014

A savory breakfast coupled with fellowship was enjoyed by 725 people when the annual Farmers Share breakfast was served on March 22 at the Cardington-Lincoln High School cafeteria.

Tim Hicks, organization director of the Ohio Farm Bureau who works with Morrow and four other counties, was pleased with the attendance and those who helped.

There were 30 volunteers helping and they included 4-H clubs, Farm Bureau mem-bers and county officials. Among those officials were Sheriff Steve Brenneman, prosecuting attorney Charles Howland, Commissioners Richard Miller and Tom Whiston; Clerk of Courts Vanessa Mills, Recorder Dixie Shinaberry, Pat Davis, Morrow County Economic Development Director, and Judge Rob Hickson.

Vendors with booths included Mount Gilead Christian School FFA, Morrow County Dairy Association; Morrow County Antique Tractor and Equipment Association; Headwaters, Mount Gilead State Park, Ag Credit, Pleiades Farms, the Morrow County Health Department and a Grazing Farm.

The menu included pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Donating the pancake mix was General Mills. The maple syrup was donated by Pleiades Farms. Eggs were donated by an area farmer who wishes to remain anonymous.

The sausage was purchased from Links Sausage Country Market.

The proceeds, $900, is being donated to an area Food Bank. Hicks said the purpose of this breakfast at one time was to show the farmer’s share of the food dollar the purpose today is to serve a country breakfast when the community can get together for fellowship and cooperation.

The breakfast was sponsored by the Morrow County Farm Bureau whose president is Chris Goodwin. Co-chairing this breakfast were Brad Hessey and Eddie Lou Meimer.