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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 16:26

Babby Farms

Cheryl Harris has been working with people with disabilities for several decades and has always loved animals. For years, she was trying to think of a way to incorporate her passion for animals with her passion for helping those with special needs. She learned how animals can be used as rehabilitation not only for people with disabilities, but also for children, people with illnesses, and the elderly. In 2008, she bought a farm and two miniature cows. Then there were miniature horses and pygmy goats, followed by baby doll sheep...and eventually a baby red kangaroo. Eventually, the farm grew from two animals to almost 200.

Babby Farms is an exotic petting zoo. Their public facility is designed so visitors can get up close and personal with different kinds of animals they would otherwise be unable to see or possibly touch in such an intimate way. They give guided tours of the facility to provide a safe environment for people to interact with the animals, and each tour is very educational so visitors can learn about every animal and ask questions pertaining to them.

Babby Farms was originally a mobile petting zoo from 2009-2012. In 2013, they opened to the public. By charging a fee to visitors, they are able to bring out non-profit organizations including schools, at little to no cost to them. A future goal of theirs is to have summer camps for disadvantaged and disabled children to have the benefit of discovering the unconditional love an animal can provide.

Cheryl and Babby Farm employees believe "until one has loved an animal, a part of their soul remains unopened." Cheryl says, "Babby Farms uses animals as rehabilitation for children and adults with disabilities. By visiting the facility, you are giving us the opportunity to allow those with special needs to realize the love of animals."

For any addition information on this spectacular farm, please visit their website at Babbyfarms.net or call
455-4487.

 

Thursday, 10 April 2014 20:57

Group One Ribbon Cutting

Patti Bowman has been in real estate for 38 years in Emmett and the surrounding area. She holds numerous certifications including: Associate Broker, GRI, CRS, e-Pro, and is involved with every other educational opportunity she can find. She loves real estate and she is excited to be your realtor. Lisa Bowman Zeiter (Patti’s daughter) is new to real estate as an agent but has been by her mother’s side for 38 years. She has two masters’ degrees: Masters in Business Administration (Eastern Oregon University) and a Masters in Library Science (Emporia State University), her undergraduate work was at Boise State University where she earned a BS in Social Science.

Lisa has spent the past 22 years working in libraries and seven of the 22 years was spent as the Library Director in Garden City. She is now ready to join the family business of real estate and what a great opportunity to have, and be able to learn from her mother. Lisa is a Senior Real Estate Specialist and is excited to use all her public service and research experience to help her clients achieve their goals.

Patti and Lisa are excited to be a part of Group One, which is an Idaho Company that has been around for over 31 years. Group One offers many additional features that will assist Patti and Lisa in helping you with your real estate experience. Group One is made up of over 140 agents who work as a team to provide knowledge, attention, and excellence to all their clients.

“We are real estate consultants that not only sell homes but also take pride in helping others reach their real estate goals,” says Patti and Lisa. The girls can help you find your first home, next home, dream home and investment property and enjoy every step of the experience with you. The Bowman duo believes they have teamed up with the best real estate office in the Treasure Valley and we can’t wait to introduce you to the Group One difference.

“We love being busy and helping people find their dream home,” says Patti. The mother, daughter duo offers FREE Comparative Market Analysis to everyone who asks. They can also set you up with an online portal to allow you to conduct your own home searches. Go to PattiBowman.com or LisaZeiter.com to sign up today.

If you are interested in finding your special place, let Patti and Lisa help you. They have two locations: 225 E South Slope Road here in Emmett or their Group One office in Eagle.

They look forward to seeing you and helping you find what you need.

Thursday, 03 April 2014 21:58

Emmett Floral Co.

Emmett Floral Co. is a full service flower shop with an array of plant options such as topiaries, gift plants, hanging baskets and patio ready items. Of course they will have fresh flowers for every occasion – they can do a fun modern twist or stick with old school charm. Along with wedding bouquets and centerpieces, Emmett Floral has wedding props available for rent. For funeral or sympathy flowers, let us add something personal – for instance they can design a centerpiece for a memorial service using a memento of the loved one such as cowboy boots or hat. We also have latex and Mylar helium balloons to complete your arrangement or event.

Amy Helmick (owner) has expertise with plants and plant baskets and a passion for gardening. Brenda Folwell (floral designer) has a background in group and event planning and more recently gained experience as the floral supervisor for Albertson's here in Emmett.

“We want to provide the Emmett area with modern floral needs and add to that friendly customer service. We believe Emmett is unique and has a blossoming downtown effort,” says Amy and Brenda. Emmett Floral Co. wants to be part of that.

Keeping up with the latest and greatest floral arrangements is what Emmett Floral does to continue to offer amazing floral arrangements that fit everyone’s taste. Amy and Brenda believe that with a great floral piece and excellent customer service, a loved one will be touched and forever remember the sentiment that came with their floral arrangement.

The girls at Emmett Floral Co. are offering a 10% Huskie discount to any student with a Huskie I.D. Delivery will be free of charge within the city limits. They are planning a Mother's Day event to take place at the shop, so stay tuned!

Visit the girls at Emmett Floral Co., downtown Emmett next to Main Street Books~134 W. Main Street. They are open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. They are excited to be serving you, so stop by and get your personalized floral arrangement or stop by just to say hi.

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