Words cannot say “Thank You” enough to everyone who came out Saturday, May 20th, and held out in the rainy weather for our Spring Kick Off Picnic and our White Rose Dedication in honor of our Vietnam Veterans. The Kenosha Vietnam Veterans Group Honor Guard started off the ceremony with a 21 Gun Salute and the playing of Taps. Kids Rank Founder Kelcey Liverpool led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by her opening remarks and the Village of Wadsworth’s Mayor, Glenn Ryback, speaking as well. Then we had the planting of the memorial rose bush with the Benediction by Deacon Bob Ochsner. Due to the weather unfortunately our flyover by the Heritage Foundation Warbirds was cancelled, however a good time by all was had. We had plenty of food for everyone enjoy as well as a band that played later on in the afternoon.
Thank you to all our volunteers for your hard work in helping us get ready for the event, without you we could not have done it. Please visit our Facebook Page for all of the photos from the day’s event but below are just a few teasers.
Last weekend, May 6th and 7th, over the course of both days we had over 100 young men and women from the Navy out on the farm volunteering their weekend to help us get ready for our upcoming event.
One of the major projects they worked on was the addition of the new siding and windows on the barn. They also moved a small fence line for us to move our ducks and chickens back into the back pasture where they pond is. Some of the crew also repainted the white fence between the chicken yard and our big pasture. We had some guys and gals tamping post holes on our big pasture fence that was installed last summer. And then there was also help with general clean up around the farm, straightening supplies and getting things in order. Break time brought socializing with our chickens and horses as well as having some lunch and playing Frisbee and catch with the kids.
We cannot thank you all enough for spending your weekend with us and helping us tremendously on the farm. But most importantly, we thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country. Below is just some of the photos, please visit our Facebook page to see them all.
We would like to thank Crazy Gatorland Carts for their recent donation of $660 worth of batteries for our golf cart. It will soon be fixed and we will be able to use it around the farm. We thank you for your support!
Check them out on the web at http://www.crazygatorlandcarts.com
Happy Easter from all of us at the Freedom Farm. May you have a wonderful Sunday.
Every Sunday, we deliver roses to the veterans at the VA in North Chicago, if you would like to donate a rose bush in honor of someone, please contact your local florist and let them know you want to purchase a rose bush for the Freedom Farm. We would then get the bush and plant it in our Rose Garden on the farm in honor and memory of your loved one.
Our upcoming event on May 20th, we will be holding a White Rose Dedication Ceremony in honor of our Vietnam Veterans.
On a rainy day Tuesday April 4 a group of Farmers Insurance employees came out to work on the Farm. The day’s events induced installing wiring a hot wire on the fence, cutting rolled roofing for the barn roof repair, framing a section of the barn wall for the window replacement and helping to clean the horse stalls. The group enjoyed working on the farm and plan to return.
Thank you for spending your rainy day with us at the Farm, we are looking forward to having you back again soon. A special Thank You to all of our volunteers, we cannot keep going without you!