‘L’i’l Farm’ team dresses up rural foster home
The 20-year anniversary of Li’l Farm Children’s Home and John Hirsch’s Cambridge Motors was just around the corner, and two groups from the dealership got down and dirty to make the emergency foster care center more presentable.
Much can be accomplished when 41 car people put their hands to the plow, but this 20-acre hobby farm didn’t call for fieldwork. A large barn needed power washing, many painted areas required touch-ups, gardens had weeds and a teepee awaited assembly. The center is run by two nuns and has served more than 370 children in Isanti County.
Over two days, the groups of three and four teams divided up the labor, and played with a few animals along the way. Supplies were purchased by the dealership and Luther Automotive.
Many of the tasks are typically handled by the farm hosts. “It’s so powerful to see what these women do. They’re in their 70s,” said Sue Slater, in accounts payable and receivable. “It was all fun and games until the rotten turkey eggs got cracked,” said Melina Kisselin sales.
The farm wasn’t the only group that was helped, however, as the Luther team built tighter bonds through the work, she explained. Slater said GM John Hirsch told he didn’t know how they would top this event.
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