Hiram – The annual Family Farm Festival held at the Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community was a great success, with over 150 families turning out to tour the facility and see the farm animals up close. In addition, children enjoyed the face painting and bounce houses, while families enjoyed the hayrides, games, and crafts.

Making the community event even more of a celebration, local businessmen Ken Pike and Tyson Vines presented a check for $3,000 on behalf of the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation to the Farm’s Executive Director David Lundeen. According to Lundeen, the funds will go toward the construction of a new pole barn, which will enable the Hiram Farm to serve more developmentally disabled adults.

After the Million Dollar Round Table presentation, Pike donated a personal check to the Farm in the amount of $1,500. Lundeen, together with several board members thanked the Million Dollar Round Table and Mr. Pike for their generous donations.

On Saturday, September 23rd, the Hiram Farm and Learning Community held their annual Farm to Fork fundraiser dinner. The evening included an amazing hog roast meal that was grown completely on the farm, a completely organic dinner and dessert, and an open bar. The evening’s entertainment included live music, dancing, and a bonfire under the stars. Funds will be used to help expand the Farm’s programs.

Through fundraising efforts, in 2017 the Farm added 6 new farmers, but currently has a waiting list of 10 more would-be farmers. Hiram Farm is a non-profit program that provides meaningful opportunities for work for adults on the Autism Spectrum and adults with Developmental Disabilities. Find out more at hiramfarm.org.