The annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Appreciation banquet will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Marion Community Center.
Banquet co-chair Roger Hannaford III isn’t certain when the affair first started. A 1961 article in the Marion County Record referred to the banquet as an annual affair co-sponsored by the Chamber and Kiwanis. Approximately 200 attended that year, and Hannaford said as many as 500 have been served, though numbers have declined in recent years.
The event provides Marion businesses an opportunity to thank farmers for their contributions to local and county economies.