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Rescheduled Oak Hill Farm fundraiser, July 31

Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020

Local non-profit organization Oak Hill Farm, which provides therapy to children and adults by teaching how to ride and care for horses, has rescheduled their annual People’s Choice BBQ chef cook-off. The fundraiser will happen Friday, July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke. The original date of May 1, was postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings.

The BBQ chef cook-off allows attendees to pay one price and sample a variety of barbecue items from professionals and vote for their favorite. Chefs participating this year include last year’s winner, Jimmy’s Barbecue of Fort Wayne, Moose & Mollies of Roanoke, and Walnut Hill Catering of Fort Wayne (two-time former winner).

Both indoor and outdoor seating will be available (weather permitting) to accommodate social distancing. Curbside carry-out will also be available.

Acoustic Oldies music will be provided by The Fleetwood Band. The group’s lineup is Barrie Fleetwood, guitar and vocals; Pam Fleetwood, percussion; Jim Amstutz, keyboards and harmonica and Christine Smith, vocals. The Fleetwood Band plays acoustic versions of rock classics from artists including The Beatles, Eagles, Bob Seger, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, ELO and The Monkees, and a variety of Country ranging from George Jones to Vince Gill, Alan Jackson and Restless Heart.

Oak Hill Farm is a PATH International certified and accredited non-profit service organization dedicated to promoting horseback riding for the handicapped. They work with children and adults who face physical, emotional and/or social challenges, striving to make each ride a fun and yet therapeutic experience in a peaceful, relaxing setting.

Discounted advance tickets for $15 may be purchased online through Eventbrite, by calling Oak Hill Farm at (260) 672-8199, at, or by calling the Cottage Event Center at (260) 483-3508. Tickets will also be available for $18 at the door on the day of the event.

Shown in the photo is Brenda Malcolm, owner of Oak Hill Farm.