Our annual Fall Festival was Saturday, October 7th scheduled from 1 to 7pm. With the sky clearing up, during the morning set-up, we were very hopeful that the storm was passing by us and would bring an enjoyable afternoon. Thank you to all our volunteers who came out to help us with final set-up preparations for our event; by 12:30pm we were ready for visitors to show up. New to our event this year: Patch 22 brought their ponies and gave pony rides to the kids; Grub n Go Food Vendor, a pie eating contest both for adults and kids, and finally apple and pickle bobbing.
We made it about 3 hours into the event before the rain came, but that sure didn’t stop people from hanging out in the barn and even the kids hanging out in the clubhouse and playing in the rain. Thank you to all who came and spent your afternoon with us, to our volunteers who baked for and who manned our bake sale table, as well as our volunteers who made the quilts and items for our raffles and silent auction. We are already planning for bigger and better for next year. Below is a sneak peak and some photos, please click on the link to be taken to our Facebook Page for all photos from the day.
Please come join us for this wonderful event at the Farm. Bring your whole family, there will be something for everyone of all ages to do and see. Please contact us at the email or phone number above with any questions, we are looking forward to seeing you on the Farm.
Summer is a busy time on the Farm with the maintaining of the gardens, participating in the Wadsworth Farmer’s Market, and just enjoying farm life and our volunteers and visitors who come to see us. On August 26th, we participated in the Wauk for Awareness Suicide Prevention Walk in Beach Park again this year. We were one of several organizations whom walkers could register for and a percentage of the registration fee would come back to that organization. It was a very warm, and humid day but our walkers and volunteers stuck it out and had a great time. Labor Day, we participated in Jubilee Days in Zion again this year, our volunteers as well as Kids Rank, and our goats Sir Timothy and Chief Huckleberry, rode on our hay wagon built float and tossed out candy to parade watchers of all ages. We also had our information booth set up all afternoon where we handed out flyers and met with veterans and guests to spread the word about what we are all about.
Please help me welcome our newest members to the Freedom Farm: Sir Timothy (white) and Chief Huckelberry (brown). These guys joined our family over the weekend and absolutely love it. They love to hang out in the back small yard with our geese and chickens.
We had beautiful Saturday weather for our Poker Run hosted by the Armed Forces of America MC. Thank you to all who came to ride and spend the day with us. Thank you to Armed Forces of America MC, Winthrop Harbor VFW Post 7448, and Kenosha VFW Post 1865 for all your support and for believing in what we are doing. $500 was donated to our organization and we thank each and every one of you.
We have two upcoming events for the farm. Please join us if you can.
Saturday June 10th, some of our volunteers from the Navy base as well as some of us from the farm spent the day helping out a Gold Star Family pouring and setting concrete for their new back patio at their home. Thank you to all our volunteers for your continued help and support in our organization.