Donate your clean, reusable winter coat to Apple Holler of Sturtevant and receive half off your entry to the farms Frostyfest celebration.
Most people empty their closets when spring cleaning comes around, but Apple Holler of Sturtevant is asking guests to do so a bit early this year as a way to give back to the community.
The local family farm is organizing a coat drive to benefit Love, Inc., a nonprofit based in Burlington that helps families in need.
“With Wisconsin winters being what they are, we don’t want anybody to be cold,” said Sheri Gavin of Apple Holler. “We thought this was a nice way to give back. Everybody has a coat that they’re not wearing in their closet, so why not donate to where there is a need.”
To kick off the coat drive, Apple Holler is hosting Frostyfest: an event focused on winter family fun, but also on making a difference.
Frostyfest will be held January 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, and includes horse drawn sleigh rides, marshmallow roast and warming campfire, hot apple cider, interactive story-telling, visits with “Frosty” the snowman, cookie decorating and more winter fun. Visit appleholler.com for more information.
So, where do the coats come in? Individuals that bring in a clean, reusable coat will receive half-off their entry cost for Frostyfest.
For those that are unable to attend Frostyfest, Apple Holler is still accepting donated coats each day through the end of February. Families donating one or more coats will receive a certificate good for a six-pack of delicious apple cider donuts and each person will receive a cup of cold or hot spiced apple cider.
The coat drive was inspired by One Warm Coat, a national organization that connects volunteers with agencies in need of donated coats. Apple Holler chose Love, Inc., because the nonprofit organization “does a lot of good in Racine County,” Gavin said.
Apple Holler is located between Racine and Kenosha, off I-94 at exit 337 on the west frontage road, just north of the highway KR exit. Apple Holler is a family farm, restaurant, bakery, country store, gift shop and apple orchard, and features many entertainment activities, including children’s programs, barnyard animals, catering, outdoor play areas, hay wagon rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides and fall apple and pumpkin festivals.