“Your Adventure Awaits” Steak Fry & Auction

We are so excited to host the 23rd Annual “Your Adventure Awaits” Steak Fry and Auction on Thursday, September 14 at 5:30pm back at The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

This year, we’re taking you on a trip around the world and encourage guests to dress in attire from their favorite destination. We can’t wait for guests to get a look at the new space at the Dairy Barn. We’ll hold the silent auction in the new lobby and guests will have plenty of room to dine and take part in the live auction in the beautiful gallery space. Sticking with tradition, Chef Joe Mitchell and his team from the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center will provide delicious steaks, portabellas for the vegetarians, several sides, and scrumptious desserts.

The dedication and support of SO many volunteers have again made the Steak Fry and Auction possible! Pat and Wanda Sheridan and Kerry Sheridan-Boyd of Shamrock Auction Services volunteer their time and expertise throughout the live and silent auctions and loan out the biggest grill you’ve ever seen for the event! Bill L’Heureux of L’Heureux Properties has graciously agreed to emcee the event once again. Last but not least, our Chamber Ambassadors are instrumental in the success of this event. Their employers support their work for the Chamber and each Ambassador plays an important role from generating ideas to auction item procurement to set-up and tear-down at the event.

Lastly, I wouldn’t be able to pull off the Steak Fry and Auction without the hard work and dedication of Dawn Worley-Sims and the creative mind of Jim Korpi. Dawn makes sure all of the silent auction items are in order, prepares each individual bid paddle, and keeps track of our generous sponsors and attendees! Jim created his first Steak Fry invitation that you have seen throughout the event promotion and will be using his talents to photograph the event.

There are still a few seats left for the Steak Fry and Auction! Don’t delay – call our office today at 740-593-9353 or e-mail Dawn at dawn@athenschamber.com to reserve one of the last seats before our cutoff date on Thursday, September 7. The event starts at 5:30pm and the live auction will begin at 6:30pm. There are 18 items in the live auction this year, so be sure to bid early and bid often! Monies raised by this fundraiser are used to help promote our “Love Athens Keep It Local” media campaign and are used to support Athens Area Chamber of Commerce nonprofit organization members with philanthropic contributions on behalf of our membership. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Dairy Barn on September 14th!


The Ohio University Inn and Conference Center, Jackie O’s Brewery, Hampton Inn/Fairfield Inn & Suites/ Jack & Sandy Bortle/Chad & Kristen Bortle, Ohio University Aviation, OhioHealth, The Athens Messenger, The AthensNEWS, Cornwell Jewelers, Airclaws, Nauman Advertising, Barnes Advertising, Power 105 WXTQ/970 WATH, American Family Insurance Jaclyn Collins, Sweet Arts Bakery, and Chamber Ambassadors.


Ohio University Performing Arts, Service Master of Athens, Pleasant Hill Winery, Classic Brands, College Bookstore, Southern Ohio Copperheads, Greenleaf Landscaping, Diles Hearing Center, Standard Salon, Advance Heating & Cooling, Vino de Milo, Athens Eye Professionals, Athens Cottage, Nelsonville Emporium, Athens Community Center, Dutch Creek Winery, BuildMarketingConfidence.com, Chasing Dreams Fitness, Burr Oak State Park, Athens Impact Socially Responsible Investments, Casa Nueva, The Infinity Salon, First National Bank of McConnelsville, Athens Farmers Market, Stuart’s Opera House, White’s Mill, Red Tail Design/Ohio is Home, and Athens Dental Arts.