Eagle Ranch to host annual Fall Open House

Help Celebrate 25 Years of New Beginnings for Children

Chestnut Mountain, Ga. (Oct. 13, 2010) – Eagle Ranch, a Christian home for children in crisis, is hosting its annual Fall Open House on Sunday, October 24, 2-5 p.m.

This year’s event will include a look at the Ranch’s 6 boys’ homes and 4 girls’ homes, school, athletic facilities, administration/counseling center, lodge and chapel. During their tour, visitors will get a chance to meet and interact with the Ranch staff and children.

The Ranch staff will provide guests with campus maps upon arrival, and visitors may leisurely explore the grounds on foot or in their own vehicles. Children and house parents who live in the Ranch homes will give tours and offer refreshments.

“We are celebrating our 25th anniversary, so this year’s Open House is particularly special,” said Eddie Staub, Founder and Executive Director. “This is the one event we hold that really gives our supporters and friends an opportunity to see all aspects of our program. It’s also a great time of year to enjoy the natural beauty of the Ranch.”

The annual Open House offers an informal visit to the Ranch that typically draws neighbors, church groups, and other supporters. It is free and everyone is welcome.

Eagle Ranch works with children in crisis, focusing on family restoration and reunification. Founded in 1985, the Ranch serves children from North Georgia and metro Atlanta, providing home life, counseling and education for the children on a 270-acre campus in southern Hall County. It is the largest long-term residential facility for children in Georgia. Through its global outreach program – the Wings Initiative – Eagle Ranch also equips others called to develop homes for children in need.

For more information, contact Eagle Ranch at 770-967-8500.

Directions

From Gainesville, go south on I-985 to Exit 16 in Oakwood, then left on Highway 53 for about four miles. Then, take a right onto Union Church Road, go 4 miles and take another right into Eagle Ranch at 5500 Union Church Road.

From Atlanta, take I-85 north to Exit 126 (Winder/Chateau Elan), then turn left on Highway 211, go 2.5 miles and take another left on Union Church Road. Eagle Ranch will be 1.5 miles on your left, across from the horse barn.

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