Ohio Citizen Action

Barn dance fundraiser raises the roof at Country Pines Tree Farm

Zella Cook, hostess and Ohio Citizen Action board member Laura Rench and Ellen Dorle. Kathy Jones in background.

NEW LEBANON — Hosts David and Laura Rench welcomed 44 guests Saturday to the first-ever barn dance benefitting Ohio Citizen Action. The event raised over $3,500 for the organization’s anti-fracking campaign and brought together people from throughout southwest Ohio.  New Lebanon was well represented, but people came from as far away as Cincinnati and Piqua. The Rabbit Hash String Band led six dances, concluding with the Virginia Reel and then treated guests to a short concert of some of their old-time favorites. Thanks to everyone who came, our event sponsors and especially Laura and David. Congratulations also to Jim Runkle, winner of the hollerin’ contest.

— Melissa English, Development Director, Ohio Citizen Action

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