By Holly Kline
Hamilton Southeastern Young Life, or HSE YL, is a local chapter of the non-denominational youth ministry called Young Life. The organization aims to provide opportunities for preteens and teenagers to meet and grow their faith. HSE YL will hold its first ever “Market at the Barn” fundraiser on May 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fortville.
“Market at the Barn” takes place at a privately owned barn located at 9773 W. 1025 S. in Fortville. The event features the sale of donated household items including new and used home furnishings suitable for a kitchen, family room, bedroom or outdoor space.
Janelle DeWolf is an HSE YL board member who, along with others, developed “Market at the Barn” because the HSE YL chapter must be completely self-funded. “We have two directors who organize everything for us and they also take kids to camp in the summer,” said DeWolf. “We always look for ways to support the organization and support the kids in any way we can, including funding camp scholarships.”
DeWolf hopes HSE YL will receive lots of donations for the “Market at the Barn” sale. If interested in donating, plan to bring new or gently used home and/or outdoor furnishings to the barn in Fortville on April 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are tax deductible.
Julia, 16, is Janelle DeWolf’s daughter and a Young Life participant. “Young Life is a great community of people that support you no matter what,” Julia said. “It’s a chance to take time out of your week and to hang out with people who are looking for the same things you are.”
Visit www.hseyl.com for information on all upcoming fundraisers and to find out how to become involved in HSE YL. “We have lots of adult volunteers who can reach out and give info,” said Janelle DeWolf. “Young Life really wants to reach anyone.”