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Adoption is one of the greatest gifts. While adoptive parents feel they are blessing a child, the parents end up just as blessed. Both of us experienced the joy of adoption which created a passion for helping others. We have several friends who also have adopted and experienced the same joy. We even have a few cows that have adopted orphaned calves!

Now, we have an opportunity to help a family who are in the process of adopting. The family who lives next to our farm are adopting two boys! The process is in the second year and they should receive the call any day to pick up their boys. Anyone who has been in their position knows the emotional roller-coaster created by all the legalities. Even if there is not a lot we can do to help, we can at least help with the finances to ease some of the emotional pressure and bring their boys home!

Our friends have gathered together to help bring a day of fun activities in a Farm Fest here at the Apple Family Farm! We have a great line-up of very talented musicians to provide a five hour concert, with music from Beth Fox, the Avenue Blues Band, Tom Sullivan, the all new Branches on the Vine, and more! Lots of activities for the kido’s to have fun on the farm! A cool clown will be visiting (no scary noses!), along with a petting zoo and games. There will be a silent auction and a raffle to win three different vacation packages to three different destinations, as well as booths from local small businesses with their proceeds going to the adoption. We will be serving hamburgers made from 100% grassfed beef from our farm, pulled (homegrown) pork sandwiches, and beef dogs…and lots of desserts!

Entrance to the event is free with donations for the food and fun to benefit the adoption! Come out to the farm from 2:00 – 7:00 on October 12th! You won’t want to miss this exciting event!

Mark & Nora Apple

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