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  • The Farm Place Fundraiser was a Great Success!
1206, 2022

BBQ Fundraiser a Great Success!

By |June 12th, 2022|Categories: Farm News|

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. [...]

  • Farm Place board members Keith James & Steve Howell talk with visitors at the DeKalb Chamber New Member Expo
2004, 2022

Farm Place Participates in DeKalb Chamber Event

By |April 20th, 2022|Categories: Farm News|

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 [...]

  • King's BBQ Fundraiser for The Farm Place
604, 2022

King’s BBQ Fundraiser June 3rd

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: Fundraisers|

Friday, June 3rd -- 10:00 Until Gone! Get ready for good eats! The Farm Place is excited to serve King's delicious BBQ chicken to raise money toward building the new Animal Companionship Center! For a minimum donation of $10.00 (you're always welcome to give more if you like) you'll receive chicken, chips, and bottled water! You can get tickets from any one of our board members now through May [...]

  • Farm Place Receives Parkview Grant
1901, 2022

Farm Place Receives Parkview Grant

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: Grants|

The Farm Place, Inc., has received a Community Health Improvement grant from Parkview LaGrange Hospital in the amount of $10,000. The funds will go toward operating expenses of The Farm Place and its Animal Companionship Center (ACC), located about a mile north of LaGrange. Construction of the ACC is slated for April of 2022. Its purpose is to provide a private, safe environment [...]

  • Walmart
1512, 2021

The Farm Receives Walmart Local Community Grant

By |December 15th, 2021|Categories: Grants|

The Farm Place, Inc. has received a Walmart Local Community Grant in the amount of $3,000. The grant will go toward construction of the Animal Companionship Center (ACC) in LaGrange, which represents Phase II of The Farm Place. Construction of the ACC is slated to begin in spring of 2022. The purpose of the ACC is to provide a private, safe environment where [...]

111, 2021

Dinner & Auction Raises Funds for Animal Companionship Center

By |November 1st, 2021|Categories: Fundraisers|

On Thursday, October 28th The Farm Place held a fundraiser dinner and auction at the 4-H Fairgrounds in LaGrange, with the purpose of raising money toward construction of the Animal Companionship Center. More than 100 guests were served a delicious dinner prepared by Romer’s Restaurant of LaGrange, followed by an evening of fun. Businesses and individuals from around northeast Indiana donated a variety [...]

  • Board Member Keith James accepts a $2,600 check for The Farm Place from AABC President Mark Gage
1406, 2021

Vintage Car Club Donates $2,600

By |June 14th, 2021|Categories: Community Giving|

The Farm Place Inc. was happily surprised to receive a $2,600 donation from the American Austin Bantam Club. Each year the AABC holds an auction at their annual club meet, and the proceeds are donated to a non-profit at the next annual meeting. This year’s meet was held at the Farmstead Inn & Conference Center in Shipshewana. After talking with employees at the Shipshewana Convention and Visitors Bureau, the [...]

  • LaGrange County Community Foundation Gives $20,000 Grant
1106, 2021

LaGrange County Community Foundation Gives $20,000 Grant

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Community Giving, Grants|

The Farm Place Inc. has received a $20,000 grant from LaGrange County Community Foundation to support construction of the Animal Companionship Center at The Farm Place. The award comes from the Community Impact Grant at the Community Foundation. The grant funds will be used for construction of the Center, where children and adolescents will be reunited with their families and receive supervised visitation [...]

  • Five Things That Made 2020 Great
2311, 2020

Five Things That Made 2020 Great

By |November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Farm News|

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 [...]

  • Tournament organizer Madison Keil holds a glow golf ball and driver in the dark.
2210, 2020

Lakeland High School Senior’s Project Helps The Farm

By |October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Community Giving, Fundraisers|

Madison Keil is a senior at Lakeland High School who decided to take on a senior project in order to earn a Leading EDGE diploma. The Leading EDGE program requires students to go beyond basic studies by participating in career internships, community service projects, and choosing a senior project that will somehow benefit the community. Madison learned about The Farm Place and talked with Farm board [...]

  • Workers from King's BBQ season chicken for The Farm Place's BBQ fundraiser
110, 2020

BBQ Fundraiser a Success!

By |October 1st, 2020|Categories: Fundraisers|

We're Working Hard to Meet Our Goal! The Farm Place is in planning stages for the next phase of The Farm, which includes a barn for farm animals, along with a board room and office space. The new building will reside on our ten-acre property adjacent to the home we built to provide space for a foster family. It will be available to children receiving services from DCS, court-ordered [...]

  • Foster parent holds a child's hand.
1708, 2020

A Foster Family For The Farm

By |August 17th, 2020|Categories: Farm News|

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 [...]

  • King's BBQ Fundraiser for The Farm Place
3007, 2020

King’s BBQ Fundraiser

By |July 30th, 2020|Categories: Fundraisers|

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 [...]

  • Man from Sleep in Heavenly Peace assembling a bed, wearing a shirt that says, "NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR IN OUR TOWN!"
1103, 2020

Beds Donated to The Farm Place by Sleep in Heavenly Peace

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Community Giving|

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 [...]

  • Tri Kappa LaGrange Members with Farm Board Member Keith James
2002, 2020

Tri Kappa LaGrange Visits The Farm

By |February 20th, 2020|Categories: Community Giving|

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 [...]

  • Flagstar Bank Donation for The Farm Place
1712, 2019

Flagstar Bank Presents Check to The Farm Place

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Community Giving|

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 [...]

  • Levi King and Congressman Jim Banks' representative, Landon Porter.
1012, 2019

Congressman Jim Banks’ Representative Visits The Farm

By |December 10th, 2019|Categories: Farm News|

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 [...]

  • Visitors gather at The Farm Place's first open house.
1511, 2019

The Farm Place Holds First Open House

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Farm News|

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 [...]

  • Fundraising auction at the Shipshewana Auction Barn for The Farm Place
1607, 2019

Auction & haystack supper fundraiser

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: Fundraisers|

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 [...]

  • Hot Dog Fundraiser for The Farm Place
1507, 2019

Kendallville Rural King hosts hot dog fundraiser

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Community Giving|

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 [...]

  • Four Ways to Give to The Farm Place
1507, 2019

Four ways you can contribute to The Farm Place

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Fundraisers|

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 [...]

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