Odessa, FL (February 28, 2017) – In 2016, the Old McMicky’s Farm was privileged to host a very special birthday party for a very special child. Eric Piburn was born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, which is four defects of the heart and blood vessels. After four heart surgeries, he is in need of a new heart and a double lung transplant. So far, neither has been attempted due to the dangers posed by the surgeries. One of Eric’s very modest bucket list items was a birthday party where everyone could come share in his special day. Last year the farm donated that party and it was a huge success. Eric and everyone had an amazing time and $15,000 was raised for Eric’s medical care.
Old McMicky’s was pleased again to donate the venue for a birthday party fundraiser on Sunday to again help make some of Eric’s dreams come true. Over 400 guests attended the party and over $10,000 was raised for Eric’s medical care.
Pictures from the party are attached.
About Old McMicky’s Farm: Old McMicky’s Farm, located on the Historic grounds of Camp Keystone (Established in 1946), is part of a cherished 70 year-old Tampa Bay tradition. The Children’s Educational Farm is dedicated to providing fun, educational and hands-on guided tours to groups and the general public, plus kids birthday parties. This unique farm is nestled on a beautiful 40-acre lake and is both rustic and elegant. The Farm also hosts private events such as Barn Weddings, Company Picnics, Corporate Events, Charity Events, and Private Parties to support their educational programming and community giving. Everyone at the Farm is dedicated to continuing this wonderful tradition for kids and families in our Tampa Bay community.
OMF is dedicated to giving back to the community in many ways. The Farm’s “1000 Kids” Program’s goal is to host 1,000 kids a year in the Tampa Bay area who are facing serious challenges for an awesome, educational and fun day at the Farm, at No Charge. The Farm has been honored to host over 3500 kids to date and is anticipating hosting over 2,000 kids facing challenges for a great day under the program in 2017.
The Farm’s “Mission I Do” program provides Free, All-Inclusive Dream Weddings to Veteran’s and all active military in the Tampa Bay area. “Mission I Do”, which has been featured in both National television and People Magazine, has provided five free military weddings to date and two more are scheduled in 2017.
The Old McMicky’s Farm Child Adoption Education Day brings more prospective adoptive parents in to the process to find more families for our local children in foster care. Over 450 people came out to the event to learn more about adoption, making it one of the largest child adoption education events in the nation. For more information about the Children Adoption Education Day go to: http://www.oldmcmickys.com/child-adoption-education-day/
More information about the farms community giving programs can be found at
http://www.oldmcmickys.com/community-giving/. To learn more about Old McMicky’s Farm please visit http://www.OldMcMickys.com or call 813-920-1948. Follow us on FB at: www.facebook.com/OldMcMickysFarm.
Old McMicky’s Farm – Our Mission
To Continue the Tradition of Fun, Education and Creating Great Memories for Kids and Families in the Tampa Bay Area, and to Give Back to our Community.