Circle Rocking ‘S’ Children’s Farm receives community service award

May 3, 2014
Nancy Supran, left, and Donna Miszewski react to receiving the word.

Nancy Supran, left, and Donna Miszewski react to receiving the word.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. 

HAMLIN TWP. — Circle Rocking ’S’ Children’s Farm of Free Soil was awarded the 2013 Community Service Award during the annual dinner of the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce at Lincoln Hills Golf Club.

The non-profit organization is an all-volunteer group that provides animal touch therapy and recreation activities at no charge for individuals who have special needs within Mason, Lake and Manistee counties.

The farm was started by Nancy Supran on property that belonged to her great grandparents.

“This is just a total surprise,” Supran said in receiving the award, along with board member Donna Miszewski. “We don’t bring money in and we don’t put money out. We’re broke because everything we do is for free,” Supran said jokingly.

“I want to thank the chamber. I’m totally shocked. Anyone out there who has ever been out there knows how special it is. We thought there was no way we would receive this. I’m really shocked because there were some really good people nominated. ”

Other nominees included Vic Burwell, Joe Cooper, James Dittmer, Wally Taranko, Marcia Hansen and the Western Michigan Fair Board.

Supran said the organization is in need of a patched roof on its barn. Pat Patterson, owner of Hungry Howies offered to donate $250. That was matched by Adam’s Construction and Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

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