VINTON — The Field of Hope recently flipped pancakes for fundraising.
This past weekend, Vinton Baptist Church opened its’ doors to the public as a fundraiser and celebration for the Field of Hope, a facility designed to give back to the community. Chris Cakes was on hand, tossing pancakes through the air to guests and providing laughs. Breakfast was on the menu with pancakes, sausage and the usual morning food items.
Reverend (?) Nerd Herfelmeyer? made a special appearance, exhorting those present to give in a laughable manner. Herfelmeyer is a character that Kevin Dennis portrays to entertain. Also on hand to speak were several success stories from the substance abuse rehabilitation program. Dennis is also the director of the Field of Hope organization.
“We are here to celebrate the completion of the Field of Hope,” he said. “We have 16 woman who have successfully completed our substance abuse rehabilitation program, we are established in service as of July 1, and the construction of a new office complex.”
Dennis went on the explain the mission and means of Field of Hope.
“We are a faith based, three fold mission. We operate a regional food pantry, a youth center, and a substance abuse rehabilitation center,” he explained.
The rehab center does both inpatient and outpatient assistance.
As a faith based, non profit organization, Field of Hope relies on donations to continue helping the community. Dennis explained that there are still needs that can be met. Donations to the Field of Hope can be made online at their website, fieldofhope.life. A check can also be sent to Field of Hope by mail at 11818 state rte 160 Vinton Ohio 45686.
Fred Workman, a former Gallia County Sheriff’s deputy, was there as well.
“I am here because I see the end goal of programs like this,” Workman said. “It attacks the problem I was fighting when I was in law enforcement. That’s why I’m here.”
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