April Update

Welcome to the farm in April! Things are picking up, and activity for the spring is getting in motion.

Our biggest excitement this month came with veteran Terry Landwehr’s appearance on the ice during the national anthem at the first Chicago Blackhawk playoff game, April 17, 2012!  As a Vietnam veteran, Terry has been active at the farm since last year. We are so grateful to the USO of IL and Mr Jim Michael for setting up this honor for Terry. Without people like Mr. Michael and the USO, we wouldn’t have been able to honor him as we did! Congratulations Terry… it was great to watch! Pictures of Terry are at the farm for all of you to see.

The gardens have been made ready for planting at the end of the month and the grass has been cut several times to use as mulch. The seeds have been donated by Graylake Feed in Grayslake, IL, and the diagram for the garden planting is complete. Come on good weather!! We are ready!! Anyone interested can come out to help us. Call and ask about the day for planting and we will work around the rain as best we can.

Our farm was highlighted in the Lake County Journal in their April 26th issue! We want to thank Jen Billock for the informative article and photographer Candace Johnson for her great pictures. The article can be accessed on line and we truly appreciate the great job that they did letting everyone know that we are here to help all veterans and their families. Look for more articles coming through the summer as the farm comes into full swing with garden work, activities, and animal antics.

Please keep in mind that the Poker Run is gearing up for July. Get your friends together to enjoy a beautiful ride through the northern or southern route, whichever you choose – and be ready for fun and prizes! We want to make this event a big success, so come and join us for a great time!

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