You're Invited...

....to join our family and a multitude of others on Labor Day, Sept. 5th, 2011, for the 10th Annual Turning Hearts Celebration!
Joining us this year, from Knoxville, TN, are Gil & Kelly Bates and their 18 children. 
We are very excited at how all the details are coming together this year and we are anticipating a marvelous day of fellowship, music, food, and family activities. You won't want to miss it! No rsvp is needed; just show up with your family and enjoy a day on the farm!
"Gil and Kelly Bates, along with their 18 children, from Knoxville, TN, will be singing and speaking at the 10th Annual Turning Hearts Celebration on Labor Day, Sept. 5th, 2011. The annual event is hosted by the Marlin & Becky Bontrager Family and will be held at the Bontragers home, 1881 Johnson Washington Rd, Kalona, IA. The day begins at 12:00pm and will be filled with hayrides, food, and fellowship for young and old. Hard ice cream will also be served throughout the day. The event is open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken for the Bates Family. Download a brochure (with the complete schedule) hereor call 319-325-4529 for more information. To read more about the Bates Family, visit their website here"


  1. My family and I are so excited to be coming to your celebration for the first time this year... We live an hour north of Kalona. I am so excited to meet your family as well as the Bates family! Can't wait!


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  3. Thank you so much for organizing the turning hearts celebration. It was a blessing to me!


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