September 24, 2020; Elyse Erdman
We have set up a COVID-19 friendly fundraiser for members of the community to support our day program for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Autism.
The Drive Thru Chicken Bar-B-Que will be held on Saturday, October 24th from 11:00am-2:00pm. For $12 you will receive 1/2 BBQ Chicken, baked potato, apple sauce, roll and butter, a bag of chips, and a drink. The vendor is Konopelski's Catering from Sinking Spring, PA. There is an option for families to purchase baked goods and homemade Chicken Soup the day of the Drive Thru BBQ, while they last. Our goal is to sell 400 dinners in order to help keep up with the costs of our program for adults with disabilities, which includes animal and horticulture therapy, craft and cooking activities, and community outings. Drinks for the event are courtesy of The Wawa Foundation in Wawa, PA, and Classic Cleaners of Harrisburg PA. Potato Chips have been donated from Good's Chips in Adamstown, PA.
Visit our home page to purchase your tickets. You will pick up your meals at the Farm at 201 Trail Rd. Hershey. Most of our fundraisers have been canceled this year due to COVID-19, so we hope to have a successful Bar-B-Que. Come and get some delicious chicken BBQ and support local adults with disabilities!
September 2, 2020; Elyse Erdman
Other contributors: Nina Rovner and Lori Lidle
Late summer and early fall in Pennsylvania mean carnival rides, funnel cakes, and farm animal exhibits. This year, however, all county fairs have been cancelled across Pennsylvania. Growers in our program annually visit and submit our own produce to the Lebanon County Fair. They love spending days walking around meeting the vendors, eating their favorite fair foods, and earning ribbons for our produce. Without the opportunity to go to fairs this year, farm founder, Nina Rovner thought it appropriate to bring the county fair to the Farm! We will host a Harvest festival week from September 14th to 18th with live broadcasts via Zoom each day from 1-2 PM. The week will consist of harvesting produce from the garden, special animal activities, and making farm to table food.
Our fundraisers this year were all canceled due to COVID-19, so we really need your help in order to keep up with the costs of our program. Please consider using this Harvest week of activities to make a donation. The proceeds will go toward all of our programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism. These are animal therapy, horticulture therapy, music therapy, yoga, crafting, cooking, and more. We will have a special giveaway coming up on our social media pages (@hopespringsfarm.hershey on Instagram and Hope Springs Farm on Facebook.) Follow the pages to find out how you can win some cool prizes and keep up to date with our Harvest Week.
Visit farmofhope.networkforgood.com to make a donation.