Family-friendly fundraiser for counseling center Sept. 16

By on September 8, 2009

Food, live music, farm games and tours slated
by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN—Families may enjoy an evening of outdoor activities while helping support rural mental healthcare at the Hog Roast and Barn Dance “Friendraiser” on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn.

The event will benefit the Center for Rural Psychology (CRP) and Heartland Counseling in Elburn.

Highlights of the evening include live music by The Common Taters, barn dancing, farm tours, games for children, farm animals, and food including roast pork, lots of side dishes, local beer and wine, and s’mores by the bonfire at sunset.

“It’s a great social event,” CRP Associate Director Dr. Jeremy Bidwell said. “We have a lot of fun.”

Bidwell said proceeds from the Hog Roast and Barn Dance will help Heartland continue to provide affordable psychological counseling to community members from doctoral students being trained at the center. Heartland charges fees based on its clients’ incomes.

Bidwell said the event is an opportunity for the public to meet the Heartland and CRP staff and find out about the services they offer.

The CRP is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the mental health needs of under-served rural areas and provides direct services to Kane County residents through Heartland Counseling, its main clinic and training site, at 106 W. Pierce St.

Hog Roast & Barn Dance
The event is an annual fundraiser for the
Center for Rural Psychology and Heartland Counseling

Saturday, Sept. 26 • 4-8 p.m.
Heritage Prairie Farm
2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn (just west of Route 38)
Adults $35, college students $20, children pay their age.
(630) 365-0899, ext. 113

Heritage Prairie Farm, Old Second Bank,
Bob Jass Chevrolet, Michael Greenen CPA,
Two Brothers Brewery, Fox Valley Winery