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Rose Acre Farms Holds Fundraising Contest Benefitting Local Nursing Home Residents

by Clay Brown | Jan 11, 2019
SEYMOUR, Ind. — Rose Acre Farms continued an annual tradition this past holiday season by raising money to purchase gifts for local nursing home residents.

This past holiday season, Rose Acre Farms team members held a “Pie in the Face or Kiss the Pig” contest to raise money to buy gifts for residents at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour. For the contest, employees could vote for one fellow employee to either receive a pie in the face or kiss a pig. After all votes were tallied, the top four contestants were selected. The top four contestants then had the choice if they would rather receive a pie in the face or kiss a pig. If a certain dollar amount was raised, the contestant with the fifth-most votes would also be included in receiving a pie in the face or kissing a pig.

Five lucky Rose Acre Farms Employees were granted the choice of a pie in the face or kissing a pig Friday at the Rose Acre Farms Corporate Office in Seymour. Of the five contestants, three received a pie in the face, one kissed the pig, and one employee both kissed the pig and received a pie in the face.

After collecting all donations, Rose Acre Farms employees raised $2717.10. With the donations, 20 residents at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour received gifts for Christmas. Rose Acre Farms employees and their families delivered the gifts and sang Christmas carols to the residents.

The remainder of the funds were donated to Double Down Outreach, a local non-profit that donates food and supplies to those in need during the winter season. $1000 of the donations was also pledged to the same fundraiser during the next holiday season.

This event will take place each year during the holiday season. If you would like to donate please contact Rose Acre Farms at (812) 497-2257. To view more pictures of the event, visit Rose Acre Farms on Facebook.

Rose AcreTM Recipe of the Month

The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

        
          
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 oz milk or semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 4 oz dark chocolate chunk, or your preference
Instructions:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, salt, and butter until a paste forms with no lumps.
  2. Whisk in the egg and vanilla, beating until light ribbons fall off the whisk and remain for a short while before falling back into the mixture.
  3. Sift in the flour and baking soda, then fold the mixture with a spatula (Be careful not to overmix, which would cause the gluten in the flour to toughen resulting in cakier cookies).
  4. Fold in the chocolate chunks, then chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense toffee-like flavor and deeper color, chill the dough overnight. The longer the dough rests, the more complex its flavor will be.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Scoop the dough with an ice-cream scoop onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving at least 4 inches (10 cm) of space between cookies and 2 inches (5 cm) of space from the edges of the pan so that the cookies can spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges have started to barely brown.
  8. Cool completely before serving.
"This is the day which the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24
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