The Home We Built is Serving Its Purpose The house we built for The Farm Place has been leased by a licensed foster care family for several months now and we thought the community might like to know more about how the home is being used. Strict privacy laws prohibit us from sharing information about the foster care family or the children who live there. Ever since she was a young girl our foster parent had a strong desire to care for children. In the church where she grew up, she served with the kids’ ministries. “In the Bible, James [...]
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Friday, September 25 -- 10:30 Until Gone! The Farm Place is excited to serve King's delicious BBQ chicken to raise money toward building our new barn and offices! For a minimum donation of $10.00 (you're always welcome to give more if you like) you'll receive chicken, chips, bottled water, and a cookie! You can get tickets from any one of our board members now through September 24th. Pick up your chicken dinners on Friday, Sept. 25th at the LaGrange County Courthouse. Pre-sale meals must be picked up by 1:00PM. We'll see you there! [...]
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Donates Ten Beds From an article in the February 28, 2020 issue of the LaGrange News: Since October 2018, Sherilyn and Randy Lackey of LaGrange in addition to other volunteers have built and assembled 190 beds associated with Sleep in Heavenly Peace. The reason? Lackey says, “We don’t want any child sleeping in a bad situation. We fully believe that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. When it was brought to our attention that the need for beds went far beyond our own neighborhoods, [...]
It's Tri Kappa Week! The Farm was honored to have members of Tri Kappa Mu of LaGrange visit the Farm house this week. Tri Kappa members included Emily Harris, Amy Whited, Andie Myers, and Laura Hartman. Board member Keith James led the group on a tour of The Farm's eight-bedroom house, which will be leased to a licensed foster care provider in the near future. The purpose of “Tri Kappa Week” is to show that Tri Kappa is a strong philanthropic organization in the state of Indiana. Tri Kappa gives approximately $1.5 million dollars every year on [...]
November Fundraiser is a Pleasant Surprise During the month of November, Flagstar Bank offices in Indiana and Michigan held a fundraiser for the Farm. Karen Fleisher, Branch Manager of the Flagstar Bank in LaGrange, presented a check in the amount of $4,300.00 to Farm Place board member Margaret Malone. According to Malone, "We knew they were doing a fundraiser in November but we are surprised and pleased to see the support and generosity of Flagstar Bank and our community." The Farm recently held an open house to invite the public to see the new Farm house, which [...]
Congressional Staffer Visits The Farm The Farm Place was pleased to host a tour for a representative of Congressman Jim Banks, who represents Indiana's 3rd District. Board members Levi King, Marge Malone, and Keith James escorted Landon Porter through the newly-built 3,500-square-foot foster care home located just north of LaGrange. Also in attendance was Sarah Miller, who has provided foster care for children in LaGrange, Steuben, and Noble counties over the past 6½ years. Sarah operates a "clothes club" which makes children's clothes available for foster families when their foster care clothing allowance isn't enough. Topics discussed [...]
Visitors Get First Peek at New Foster Care Home The Farm Place held its open house on November 13, 2019, giving the public a first look at the newly-built foster care home in LaGrange. Nearly a hundred visitors came to see the 3,500-square-foot home which features eight bedrooms, three bathrooms, handicap accessibility, a sprawling front porch, and a walk-out basement. Snacks were donated by Foltz Bakery and volunteers served coffee and apple cider on a chilly November day. Joanna and Levi King used a transport van donated by The Blue Gate Restaurant to shuttle visitors from a [...]
Amish-style haystack supper and a fun auction to boot! The Farm Place held a fundraiser August 23rd to raise money toward building a barn at The Farm Place. The auction was a great success, raising more than $50,000! Attendees enjoyed delicious haystack supper with home-made desserts. Raffled items included a 1/4 beef, along with Ruger 10/.22 and a Ruger Bushmaster .460 rifles. Kids entered a giveaway to win a BB gun. Yoder Auctions of Shipshewana donated their services to the auction, which featured a huge variety of donated items from local businesses and individuals including furniture, tools, [...]
On Saturday, July 13th, Rural King in Kendallville, Indiana hosted a hot dog fundraiser for the farm. Hot dogs, cold drinks, and sweets were served and a good time was had by all. $XX was raised and we are grateful for the support from Rural King and the Kendallville community. A big thanks to Rural King. Aliquam fringilla molestie nisi ut porttitor. Maecenas viverra velit id cursus rhoncus. Mauris sit amet semper enim, quis hendrerit ex. Maecenas eu neque non lectus varius tristique sed ac tortor. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in [...]
There are lots of ways you can make a difference. In Paul's letter to Timothy, in which he was instructing Timothy how to encourage those with more resources, he said, "Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share." (1 Timothy 6:18). If you have more time, more money, or more resources than the children who find themselves at The Farm Place, this is a wonderful opportunity for you! Here are four ways you can help The Farm Place: Money - It costs money to [...]