October 28, 2020; Elyse Erdman and Jim Gainer
Thank you to everyone who made our first Drive Thru Chicken Bar-B-Que a success! Most of our fundraisers this year were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, so this one was essential to keep our programs running. It was a beautiful October afternoon for our fundraiser. We enjoyed seeing the friendly faces of families and supporters picking up their delicious meals from Konopelski’s Catering of Sinking Spring, PA. We also want to thank our drink sponsor, The Wawa Foundation, and Classic Cleaners who donated drinks, and Good’s Chips of Adamstown, PA who donated bags of chips. We also sold some baked goods provided by Family and Friends of the Farm, and Tim & Andy’s famous Chicken Corn Soup.
This COVID-19 friendly fundraiser was able to raise about $4,000 for our programs at Hope Springs Farm. We also partnered with Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region to distribute meals to local families in need. So, supporters purchased a chicken dinner for themselves, and if they could, purchased a special ticket "To Feed the Hungry" and it was given to someone in need. Thanks to the gracious help of our supporters, we were able to donate 94 meals to local families in need.
Thanks again to everyone who made this fundraiser possible. Stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers including Giving Tuesday 2020. We really need your help this year to keep our programs running.
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We have a variety of yarn for sale on Etsy. Our five alpacas- Nina, Mimi, Maddie, Chalupa, and Hope, and four sheep- Phoebe, Sarah, Mary, and Elvis provide the fiber for our yarn. Once a year, we shear our alpacas and sheep and send the fiber to a processor. It is processed at Gurdy Run Woolen Mill in Halifax, PA.
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