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Fundraiser in full swing for Farber Ball Park

Posted on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 8:49 pm

magine having the chance to go on a 5-minute holiday shopping spree, and everything that you can fit in a shopping cart is yours to keep—free of charge.

Well, that is just what the members of Farber Community Betterment are offering with the sale of their fundraiser tickets. The drawing will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7 on their Facebook page. The lucky winner will have the opportunity to visit County Market on Saturday, Nov. 13, to see just how much stuff they can pile into a shopping cart in just 5 minutes.

Speaking on the desired improvements for Sportsman Park in Farber, Brandie Gay said, “We are trying to redo the backstop and put concrete where the bleachers are. Also, we would like to redo the announcers stand, as well as, the concession stand. With profits being down from the Farber Funfest each year, we have been working on different fundraising ideas to help generate the funds needed for improvements. We recently updated the community building with new flooring and paint, and now we want to focus on the ball field.”

According to the Van-Far R-I School District and the Van-Far Athletic Booster Club, there will be a major upgrade to the school’s track and field facility next spring. These upgrades, funded by a $250,000 grant through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, will include a new eight-lane track for the field.
“With the new upgrades to the fields here at the school coming next spring, we really want to update the Farber baseball field and keep it there,” Gay added, “because it is the one thing that ties Farber to Van-Far. We are planning a few more fundraisers in the coming months, and we hope to be able to have the funds to upgrade the ball field within the next year.”

Gay noted that if people would like to purchase tickets for the shopping spree event, contact her at 573-721-2970 or contact Lynn Flowers at 573-721-5994. Tickets are also available at Kuda’s Auto and Ramsey Dickerson State Farm Insurance office. Venmo and Paypal are both accepted for payments.
The only limit on what the winner could be loaded into the cart, stated on the event flyer is a $100 limit on alcohol and tobacco products. Official rules will be explained at time of the shopping spree. All proceeds will go toward Sportsman Park, home of the Van-Far Indians Baseball. This event is not sponsored by County Market or Niemann foods.

Gay said that this would be a good opportunity for someone to get their holiday food items.
“We decided to do this fundraiser in November because of Thanksgiving,” she said, “when people are looking to buy turkeys, hams and all of the sides that go along with the holiday meals. And if you go with a ham, you can always return to the store to have it sliced. We are just trying to make it a little easier on people for the holidays. The fundraiser really supports multiple causes.