Educational Camp Receives Unexpected Gift

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Apple Ridge Farm’s President Peter Lewis (L) accepts the keys from William Farrell.

Apple Ridge Farm’s President Peter Lewis (L) accepts the keys from William Farrell.

Apple Ridge Farm, a local educational camp for at-risk youth, has received a  2010 Jeep Liberty 4×4 from the Farrell family and Berglund Automotive at no expense. The vehicle was presented to Mr. Peter Lewis, President and Founder of Apple Ridge Farm on Thursday, February 3rd, at Berglund Automotive.

The Farrell’s, owners of Berglund / Farrell Automotive companies, have known of Apple Ridge Farm and the great work they have done to support the community’s youth and were looking for a way to help.

William Farrell explained, “I saw they had “SUV” listed on their donation “wish list,” and it was a no brainer from there. This is a great organization that deserves the support of its community, and we are more than happy to contribute.”

For eight weeks in the summer, Apple Ridge Farm provides a free academic summer camp experience at their farm in Copper Hill to under-served youth of the Roanoke Valley. During the school year, Apple Ridge Farm continues to provide cultural enrichment, academic support, homework help and SOL preparation thru the “Aspire Connect Rites of Passage” program and “Reading Adventure” Program.

Peter Lewis, founder and president of Apple Ridge Farm remarked, “We are so pleased to receive this outstanding support from Berglund.”

-To learn more about Apple Ridge Farms visit them on the web www.appleridge.org