Noblesville Youth Assistance Program is kicking off a new event to raise money to help serve local children.
The western themed, adults-only Yee-haw for Youth barn party will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15 at Stonycreek Farm, 11366 Ind. 38 E., Noblesville.
“It’s important to us that Yee-haw for Youth will be a one-of-a-kind fundraiser that is uniquely Noblesville,” said Matt Nelis, president of the local chapter’s board of directors. “We want people to look forward to coming out for the barn party each and every year because it’s fun and it offers a chance to give back to our community.”
Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion; jeans and other casual western attire are recommended. Activities include dinner and drinks, live music, bonfires, games like horseshoes, cornhole and pedal cars that look like adult-sized tricycles to race around Stonycreek’s paved track and more. In addition, hayrides will take guests around the 1860s-era, 50-acre farmland and woods. Serving as the master of ceremonies for the evening is local evening news anchor Dan Spehler.
Proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships and donations will support NYAP, whose early intervention advocates work with local families and children ages 3 to 17. The organization coordinates resources that provide food and clothing, one-on-one tutoring and mentoring, mental health counseling, recreational opportunities and more. In 2018, NYAP and its partners served 9,600 summer lunches to children in Noblesville.