Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio was thrilled to help out with this annual fundraiser at Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community in Hiram, OH. In case you are not familiar with this organization, the farm is a nonprofit organization providing services for adults with developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The annual fundraising event, called A Night at Hiram Farm: A Farm to Table Dinner, took place on Saturday, September 22 this year. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio provided all of the outdoor lighting for this dinner, a favorite event for community members from miles around. Altogether, we provided outdoor lighting for the driveway, the large festival tent and the parking area.
This year’s fundraiser sold out two weeks prior to the event! 260 guests were on hand for the unique farm-to-table dinner featuring organic foods grown at Hiram Farm. The meal was prepared by local chefs.
In addition to the delicious dinner itself, guests enjoyed live music by two bands, The Celtic Clan and Tinnitus the Knight. The crisp, early autumn evening was perfect; we could not have asked for better weather. Guests were able to participate in basket drawings, 50/50 raffle, a craft sale and a name-the-donkey contest. A bonfire completed the evening as only a bonfire can.
All proceeds benefit Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community and the farmers directly to support Hiram Farm’s mission. The farm allows adults with developmental disabilities to grow, learn, work and live in a setting focused on respect and support for individuals and the environment.
Funds raised help to ensure that the Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community will be able to provide employment opportunities and therapeutic activities people with autism so desperately need for many years to come. The farm also offers an art therapy program, a weaving program and a ceramics program. The farmhouse features a gallery where participants’ crafts are sold.