From all of us at the Freedom Farm, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a very Happy New Year. We cannot keep going without the love and support from all of you. Thank you for helping to make 2016 an amazing year and here’s to an even more amazing 2017.
For all you Amazon shoppers, won’t you start with this link when you shop Amazon not only today for the biggest online shopping day of the year, but for anytime you shop Amazon.com. A percentage will be donated back to the farm. We thank you for your constant support. Happy shopping : https://smile.amazon.com/gp/r.html?C=7H9VD8U0VUVE&R=1NYWYF47TQEGE&T=C&U=http%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon.com%2Fch%2F90-0629876&A=6G3N5E1W1XRJ9AXHTENSSMLNTACA&H=QV1GFB5A4REW5R3LMJWYTCCYKSIA
We are so excited to announce that Kids Rank will be featured on the Disney Channel as part of their holiday celebration!!! Disney kicks off the holidays with three musical specials originating from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. The holiday specials will include performances by some of the world’s most popular recording artists, celebrity hosts, Disney character appearances and heartwarming wish-come-true moments for three lucky families from across the country. Our Co-Founder and her daughters will be one of those 3 families!! Tune in to the Disney Channel on Friday November 25th at 8:00pm est / 7:00pm cst to cheer them on!
Kids Rank is a huge supporter of the Freedom Farm, as we are of them. They have two clubhouses on the farm that serve as a place for military children to come and connect with other children and nature. Children can come together and while building self esteem, sense of security, and reinforcing positive behaviors, work on service projects while supporting the farm and their communities. Thank you to Kelcey and her crew at Kids Rank for your constant support and to Home Depot and Tuff Shed for the clubhouses.
On November 10th, the crew from Waukegan Home Depot spent the day with us on the farm building the new fence between the chicken yard and big horse pasture. We were awarded a grant from The Home Depot Foundation to purchase the materials needed to build this fence. The crew came out early morning, spent the better part of the morning with us working on the fence. Then, after lunch, just about everyone called it a day. We cannot thank Home Depot enough for your generous support, and the crew for coming out to install and paint the fence. Thank you so much for believing in us and what we do. Here’s sneak peak of some photos, please click on the link below to be taken to our Facebook page to view the rest (there’s over 100!) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1084006745051823.1073741837.241989972586842&type=1&l=bf7bec22e5
On Thursday November 3 employees from Farmers Insurance Group came out the Farm to help with some of the maintenance and daily chores on the farm. They worked to clean the brush off the far rear of the property, put up fencing, cleaned the duck pond and chicken coop and other cleanup activities. While there they were told of a need for some paint so they purchased the paint for the farm to use for future use on fencing. The group enjoyed the day and seen the positive feel of the farm and will be returning to help again.
Saturday, October 22nd from 1-7pm was our annual Fall Festival and a great time was had by all who joined us. The day turned out beautifully. We had all kinds of activities for kids including pumpkin painting, cornhole/bean bag toss, and even horseshoes just to name a few. We had a spray on tattoo artist, 50/50 raffle, as well as our farm store and a wonderful bake sale. Thank you to our board members and all our volunteers who helped put this event on and make this a huge success. If you joined us, thank you very much for coming out, we hope you had a wonderful time and will come join us throughout the year as well as at next year’s event.
The link below will take you to the photo album from our event on our Facebook page but here are a few teasers