The Ohio State University at Marion


A Taste of the Harvest

Join us for the 16th Annual Taste of the Harvest
Monday, October 2, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Ohio State University at Marion’s Guthery Community Room in Maynard Hall is the setting for WOSU’s fifteenth annual wine tasting benefit.

The popular event, which draws over 130 area wine lovers and amateur wine connoisseurs, offers friends and family an enjoyable evening of wine selections from around the world and a delicious assortment of specialty hors d’ oeuvres. Wines are provided by Heidelberg Distributing.

Proceeds from the event will help support WOSB 91.1 FM, part of the WOSU-FM Classics Network, which carries and strengthens the WOSU-FM signal to the people of Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot Counties through a repeater tower located in northern Marion County.

For tickets or more information on Taste of the Harvest contact Emily Creasap at: (740) 725-6340 or e-mail creasap.27@osu.edu. Tickets can be purchased in advance in the Office of Community Relations, Maynard Hall, room 240.

Ticket prices for the fundraising event are $40 per person. A portion of the event ticket cost may be claimed as a tax deductible contribution.

RELEASE FROM 2014 EVENT - Taste of the Harvest event to benefit WOSU Public Media - News Release September 9, 2014

The thirteenth annual Taste of the Harvest wine tasting benefit will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Guthery Community Room in Maynard Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University at Marion. Benefiting WOSU Public Media and WOSB-FM, the evening will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to sample wines from around the world. Music will be provided by The String Connection quartet and pianist, Merrill Cooper Bender. One pair of tickets to the OSU vs. Illinois football game on Saturday, November 1, 2014, and one pair of tickets to the OSU vs. Michigan football game on Saturday, November 29, 2014 will be auctioned during the event.

Background:

In 1995, a group of interested community members came together to discuss the possibility of working with WOSU Public Media to improve the FM broadcast signal in Marion, Delaware, Crawford, and Wyandot counties. In conjunction with WOSU and Ohio State Marion officials, an advisory committee was formed for the purpose of raising funds necessary to build an FM repeater tower in the Marion area. The new tower would be identified as WOSB-FM. Serving as chairman of the committee was Dr. Albert May, a local pediatrician. He was assisted by honorary co-chairs, Madge Guthery and Edwin Mitchell.

A capital campaign was conducted with a goal of raising $60,000 to be used for the acquisition of land and the construction of the repeater tower. The campaign was a success and the new tower began operation in April, 1998. Since then, it has provided a clear and powerful, 24-hours-per-day signal to area residents carrying the culturally rich classical music programming, while the HD signal carries NPR and WOSU public affairs programming.

An endowment fund was also established using excess funds from the capital campaign. Proceeds from the endowment provide some of the money required for annual maintenance and repairs. Funds raised by the annual Taste of the Harvest event augment the endowment to provide the remainder of the funds required for tower maintenance.

Tickets for Taste of the Harvest are $40 per person and are available by calling Ohio State Marion at 740-725-6340.

Scenes from the 2015 Taste of the Harvest