Foster families and staff from MCH Family Outreach in Tyler gathered together on Oct. 17 for an afternoon of games, hay rides, food and fellowship during the third annual We Hope Ranch Fall Festival. Around 150 people were in attendance.
“The Tyler families look forward to this event each year because they say that the ranch is a place where kids from ‘hard places’ can have fun and enjoy themselves without being judged or looked at differently,” said Latasha Hickman, Tyler outreach director.
The event is hosted by Jeff and Connie Pinkerton, loyal supporters of Methodist Children’s Home. After learning that MCH had an office in Tyler, the couple reached out to staff to invite them to their land for the fall festival. Since 2013, the fun gathering has continued each year on the third Saturday in October.
“Their kindness and generosity toward our foster families and the Tyler staff that attend this annual event is overwhelming,” Hickman said. “They provide the location, the food, the games and prizes, and candy for the kids. All we have to do is show-up. We are honored to have them be a part of Methodist Children’s Home.”