The Final Starke County F.A.R.M Event of the Year is Happening this Saturday!

Photo Source: Starke County F.A.R.M FB Page

The Starke County Justice Center’s F.A.R.M. program will be hosting their final sale of the year this Saturday.

Community members are invited to come to the Starke County Justice Center on December 8th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to see if they can find the perfect decoration or Christmas present.

A variety of winter and holiday themed art created by trustees in the Fostering A Recovery Mentality program will be on display and for sale at the Starke County Justice Center.

Additionally, Santa Claus is expected to make a special stop at the Starke County Justice Center to visit with all the kids who come by. Parents are encouraged to bring along their phone or a camera to capture the moment.

Over the last several months, community members have had the chance to see the Justice Center’s F.A.R.M. program grow right before their eyes.

Back in July, Justice Center staff members and trustees hosted the very first farm stand event where vegetables and flowers grown in the jail garden were sold to the community.

In addition to growing food and plants, some of the more artistically inclined inmates began making pallet art to sell as well.

Since then, multiple events have been hosted where a good deal of revenue has been raised to help fund therapeutic community initiatives at the jail, such as the substance abuse program.

Due to the success of these events and the overwhelming amount of community support, it’s likely that the Starke County Sheriff’s Department will continue to host them in 2019.