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Sat, Sep 16



Harvest Hand Up: A benefit for Ugandan Farmers

Join us for a fun-filled day with a mission and a purpose! We're having a picnic, live auction, and the opportunity for you to help us create solutions that change lives. You can even join in the fun early and participate in the Euchre Tournament!

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Harvest Hand Up: A benefit for Ugandan Farmers
Harvest Hand Up: A benefit for Ugandan Farmers

Event Details

Sep 16, 2023, 2:00 PM

Ottawa, 3131 E 18th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350, USA


We promise you a great day of friendship and philanthropy as we gather together at Sunnybrook Farm for a meaningful and heartfelt experience!

At the heart of our cause is the mission to empower Ugandan farmers and revolutionize their lives. By providing them with the necessary tools, education, and resources, we can transform their agricultural practices, increase food security, and foster sustainable livelihoods. Through this fundraiser, we aspire to make a lasting impact on the  lives of these hardworking individuals, their families and and their communities.

Click here to learn more and make a donation

Our event begins with an optional Euchre tournament where both seasoned players and enthusiastic novices can test their skill and compete for cash prizes. The top 4 players will participate in an exciting final round later in the  evening. Even if you're new to the game, our experienced volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the rules  and ensure an enjoyable evening for everyone.

Later, all the attendees, indulge your taste buds with a delicious smoked pork barbeque featuring local producers and all the traditional fixins of potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and desserts. You can even take home  delicious pies of your choosing during the live auction as part of the evening festivities. Will you be the winner of the 50/50 raffle?

The Harvest Hand Up Fundraiser will be a lively day of music, great food, and fellowship with the  opportunity for you to learn more about the lives of our fellow farmers in Uganda. It's hard to imagine their daily  struggle to grow even a few bushels of corn - something we take for granted as we turn out thousands of bushels per harvest!

Please join us as we contribute the most we can to empower Ugandan farmers to create sustainable farming  practices through education, appropriate equipment and the highest use of their natural resources.

This will be an event of compassion, unity, and one you will never forget!

Kindly note, guests are encouraged to be 18 years of age or older to attend.

2:00pm  Barn Doors open  -  Drinks, Nibbles and Music provided all afternoon

2:30pm  Euchre Rounds begin - limited to 64 players

5:30pm  Smoked Pulled Pork Picnic meal for all

6:00pm  The Mission and The Purpose Presentation - Why Are We Here? Final Euchre Round, Live Auction and Pie & Dessert Auction, 50/50 Raffle, and much more!

…. and then enjoy the rest of your evening on the farm … music and mingling into the night!

All tickets must be purchased by September 10. No tickets at the door.

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