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Hope's Way adds native gathering to fundraiser

Saturday, April 7, 2007

NEW MAYSVILLE -- Hope's Way Retreat Center for special needs children and their families will sponsor its fourth annual fundraiser Saturday, April 14.

This year in addition to the music festival and hog roast, a gathering of native Americans will be highlighted.

The grounds will open at 10 a.m.

Several gospel and country bands will perform live during the fundraiser day. Stagecoach rides, horse and pony rides, a silent auction, face painting, refreshments and other activities will be available for a small charge. A large playground is also available at the facility, which is located just off of U.S. 36 and County Road 600 East one mile west of Groveland.

Hope's Way is located on the 26-acre Wounded "R" ranch. It is dedicated to providing guided recreation for special needs children, including youth from low income families, at-risk children and physically, mentally or emotionally challenged children. Many families from central Indiana have visited Hope's Way for a free day of family fun. Hope's Way is funded by the founders Richard and Elizabeth Shafer and private donors. An all volunteer staff helps upkeep the grounds and helps build new activities. A replica western town is now being built. When complete, it will contain 15 old west buildings for recreation and education.

Admission/parking donation for the fundraising event is $1 per person. For more information, call 522-5566. Visitors are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs. No coolers, alcoholic beverages or dogs will be allowed.

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