|At the Farmpark this past fall for our daughter's tenth birthday.|
A few years ago, my family and I relocated from Connecticut to Ohio.
We used to live in a very rural area which was quite beautiful, but a little pricey. Moving to Ohio has been a financial relief for us in many ways. But, with that being said, no place is immune to a poor economy. And, even though this area is still less expensive than where we came from, things like gas and grocery prices are on the rise, and I just read recently read that our favorite family place of all will be their raising their membership rates.
Since moving away from Connecticut to NE Ohio, the Lake Metropark Farmpark has become like home to us. It is a wonderful place for families to play, learn, and attend community events that teach things; the most important of them, agriculture (which is something important to me that I want to continue teaching my children about). We live in a busy town, and are removed somewhat from the roots we used to have regarding the land, nature and animals.
Here are many ways we utilize the Farmpark:
The Quilt Show(Starts in February!)
Dog Events (we've been to this one as well as Dry Dog Sledding)
Country Lights (This event has past, but is held annually, and is a must see!)
Birthdays, Fall Festivals, Country walks, Seeing the animals, field trips, special events, we take yearly family photos there, and more! Lake Metropark Farmpark is a family place which every time we leave there, I end up saying a little prayer. I thank God that the Farmparks are available to my family and I pray they stay in business during tough times so that not only my family can enjoy it, but my children's family as well. Largely running on volunteers they need the support both physically and monetarily. So, despite the increase, our family is very grateful.
For more, read my February County Kids Column to understand why we are grateful for rate hike and a little more about our home state and our move. (Pg 7)
Per the above News-Herald article which is linked:
'The increase will not become effective immediately, Palagyi said.' '“We’re going to give current members an opportunity to renew this year at the old rate,” he said. “We believe that is fair treatment for our devoted family members.”'
"Again, Thank you Lake Metropark Farmpark for all you do!"
The Family-Matters-with-Amber Family