From the spooky costumes to the spicy, sweet taste of holiday treats, families and friends of Linden Lodge get in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve!
At last success! Dean is preparing breakfast with the first of the fresh eggs laid by our very own Linden Lodge chickens. We can’t wait for them all to start laying so we have all the fresh eggs we need. All our residents are REALLY looking forward to their turn at collecting them each day!
Linden Lodge residents each care for one chicken that they “adopted” and clean the chicken coop daily as a way to promote their personal responsibility in addition to having the fun of gathering our fresh eggs each day. No one can say our residents are not a creative bunch as the names of our chickens are Zeblow, Roseanna, Popcorn, Georgie Mae, Ruby, Crystal and Cuckoo. Life continues to be good at Linden Lodge!!
The Moore County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the NC Community Foundation, has awarded Linden Lodge Foundation, Inc. a grant in the amount of $2,500.00 from their John W. Roffe & Marjorie A. Roffe Endowment for Moore County.
Marianne Kernan, Chairman of the Linden Lodge Foundation, speaks before the Moore County affiliate of the NC Community Foundation as she gratefully accepts their generous grant to help offset the cost of the kitchen renovation at Linden Lodge
Marianne and Emily along with Miss Maggie, the Linden Lodge “super pup in residence”, participated in the Pinehurst 4th of July Pet Parade. They all donned their red, white, and blue – don’t Emily and Miss Maggie look fabulous!
Here at Linden Lodge, we are all about home and family, simple, honest living and down-to-earth values. If you raise chickens, these things are important to you, too so it was only natural that we would invite seven new occupants to come home to roost! Having chickens in our own coop at the Lodge is so much more than getting fresh eggs… It’s a wonderful experience for the whole group. The residents especially will love interacting with the chickens and most are eager to learn about taking care of them.
For us here at Linden Lodge, the fluffy little chick to be cradled in our hands and lovingly nurtured so carefully is more than an “egg-producing machine.”
We want to make sure she has a safe and comfortable place to live when we move her (and her sisters!) out from under the brooder light and into the big wide world.
Regardless of where you live, the critters that love to prey on chickens are everywhere… raccoons, coyotes, hawks, weasels, snakes – the list is endless. Our coop is built to keep them at bay. Right now we are still in the process of making sure there aren’t any sharp edges so the chickens don’t hurt themselves, and making sure they are safe from predators in a fenced-in area.
Everything is starting to come together to provide The best housing for our backyard flock.
We look with anticipation to the day we proudly collect our very first egg, from our very own chicken coop!
Since its inception, the Linden Lodge has taken no state funds but rather operates exclusively on fundraisers and donations from the private sector.
A team has been assembled to help individuals successfully maintain psychiatric stability and assist, if possible, with meaningful employment, volunteerism in the local community and the pursuit of educational opportunities.
Residents, staff and volunteers work side-by-side to develop treatment plans, set goals and discover ways to successfully realize them. Success depends upon the ability to inspire partnerships between residents, staff, board members, volunteers, organization partners, medical providers and the larger community.
In 2014, the Sandhills Wedding and Events Association committee decided to choose an organization to be the recipient of the monies raised by the entry fee to the SWEA Wedding Expo. Linden Lodge was chosen and for the past 3 years, has been the beneficiary of this endeavor.
The Wedding Expo has grown in popularity for both exhibitors and visitors over the past few years and is now a must attend event within the bridal community. This year saw record numbers in both exhibitors and in brides and grooms and the committee was delighted to be able to raise over $900 for the Linden Lodge.
“We really wanted to do something to help the community”, says the SWEA committee “and the Linden Lodge was a perfect choice for us. The dedication shown by Marianne and her staff to help their residents live their life in a real family setting, with activities, educational and even employment opportunities is something that we, as a committee, wholly support and we are proud to be able to help the Linden Lodge with the donation from the Wedding Expo.”
For information about the The Sandhills Wedding & Events Association Wedding Expo, please visit the Sandhills Wedding Expo Homepage.
The Sandhills Wedding & Events Association Wedding Expo will take place on Sunday, Janaury 29th 2017
You can also contact me for further information concerning the agency, event or collection.
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
195 Sandy Avenue Southern Pines NC 28387
PHONE 910.692.5959 x2404
Mission: No One Goes Hungry
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