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  • The Farm Place Fundraiser was a Great Success!

BBQ Fundraiser a Great Success!


Sold Out Before 1:00! The wonderful June weather only added to the fun at our King's BBQ fundraiser, held June 3rd on the LaGrange County Courthouse lawn. Board members and Farm Place volunteers arrived early to set up for the day, and the stream of BBQ loving Farm supporters kept everyone on their toes. In addition to chicken, we added King's delicious BBQ ribs and the people took notice. The fundraiser was scheduled to run through 1:00pm but we sold out by 12:30! Thank you to all the individuals and businesses who contributed to this year's fundraiser. Every little bit [...]

BBQ Fundraiser a Great Success!2022-06-13T19:03:45+00:00
  • Farm Place board members Keith James & Steve Howell talk with visitors at the DeKalb Chamber New Member Expo

Farm Place Participates in DeKalb Chamber Event


Getting to Know DeKalb County The Farm Place recently joined the DeKalb Chamber Partnership, which represents businesses in DeKalb County, Indiana. When offered a chance to participate in the Business Unplugged New Member Expo, we jumped at the chance! The event was held at the Auburn Atrium Marketplace on in Auburn, a wonderful venue situated in downtown Auburn that features area artists and other small businesses. The New Member Expo offered us a chance to visit with other DeKalb County members. Farm board members Steve Howell and Keith James were on hand to tell visitors how The Farm Place benefits [...]

Farm Place Participates in DeKalb Chamber Event2022-04-20T17:57:57+00:00
  • Five Things That Made 2020 Great

Five Things That Made 2020 Great


What a long, strange year this has been! In January of 2020 we could never have imagined all the twists and turns thrown at us because of the COVID-19 virus. Take a minute to recount our five favorite memories from 2020: 1. The House Is Ready We began the year with great optimism! Our three-story, eight-bedroom house was built and paid for, and the task ahead of us was to interview foster care applicants to inhabit the home and begin caring for children in the foster care system. After several interviews we found an applicant that fit [...]

Five Things That Made 2020 Great2022-01-19T22:51:12+00:00
  • Foster parent holds a child's hand.

A Foster Family For The Farm


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 [...]

A Foster Family For The Farm2022-01-19T22:51:44+00:00
  • Levi King and Congressman Jim Banks' representative, Landon Porter.

Congressman Jim Banks’ Representative Visits The Farm


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 [...]

Congressman Jim Banks’ Representative Visits The Farm2022-01-19T22:52:35+00:00
  • Visitors gather at The Farm Place's first open house.

The Farm Place Holds First Open House


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 [...]

The Farm Place Holds First Open House2022-01-19T22:52:43+00:00
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