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Drumm Farm Center for ChildrenMay 2012
Bright Days and New Beginnings at the 
83rd Annual Benefit Dinner
2012 Dinner Collage

Drumm Farm Center for Children held it's 83rd Annual Benefit Dinner May 3rd, 2012. With our largest attendance to date, guests gathered at Thomson Hall to celebrate the accomplishments of Drumm over the past year and look forward to the future, filled with Bright Days and New Beginnings. A special congratulations to Dr. Michele McIntosh, recipient of the Berkemeier Award, honoring Dr. McIntosh's life-long commitment to Drumm. 


New Programs at Drumm to Expand our Impact


As part of Drumm Farm Center for Children's efforts to impact and improve the lives of children in foster care, we are expanding our services to better meet the variety of needs that these special children and their families have. 
Offering on-campus housing, instruction, staff supervision, and a network of support to help young adults who are aging out of foster care learn to live independently.
growing expectations
Connecting kids with their environment in a fun, educational way with our on-campus farm and market.
Offering post-placement services to facilitate transitions for children leaving Drumm to become a part of their forever family.
Providing individual and family therapy to children at Drumm as well as children residing with birth and foster families off site. 

Repurposed and Restored:

The Doors to Historic Swinney Hall Open

Swinney Hall Sneak Peek


After over nearly a decade of planning, fundraising, and building, Swinney Hall is now the new home of Drumm Farm Center for Children Administrative Offices and Support Services. In addition to office space, the 3rd floor of Swinney will host COMPASS, Drumm's New Young Men's Independent Living Program.
Would you like to see this beautiful, historic renovation for yourself?
Join us June 7th, at 4pm, as we hold our Open House, Tour, and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  *Special events to be held for Swinney Hall Donors and In-Kind Supporters- Look for more information soon!*   

It's not too late for your business to purchase tax credits 

towards finishing off special projects at Historic Swinney Hall.  

Contact Laura Vernon for more information. 816.373.3434


Drumm Welcomes New Residents


In addition to new children on campus, 

we have recently welcomed a host of new animals! 


We are now home to

5 sheep 

Approx. 50 chickens 

1 rescued gosling 

1 sheep dog named Toby


3 alpacas will join us at the Farm, 

in the coming week!

 Farm Life

This has proven to be an awesome experience for our kids, 

as they learn about hard work, patience, teamwork, and responsibility, 

while discovering little quirks about Farm Life!

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Important Dates:

Historic Swinney Hall
Join Us!
Historic Swinney Hall
Open House, Tour, and 
Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, June 7th
4:00 pm
*Special Events to be held for Swinney Hall Donors and In-Kind Supporters- Look for more information soon!*

11th Annual 
Drumm Golf Tournament 
Drumm Farm Golf Club
October 3rd, 2012
In Remembrance
for Drumm Alumni
Marco Vendetti

A Special Thanks 
to our 
Benefit Dinner Sponsors!





Tom and Carman Duvall

Party Patch



Randy and Sandy Rolf



The Bridal Kitchen


Commerce Bank

Enterprise Bank & Trust

The Examiner

Paul & Billie Foster


Don & Jami Houk

Independence School District

Dr. John & Kathy Killip

Deedee King

Dr. Patt & Jimm Lawlor

Ochsner Hare & Hare

Dr. Paul McGraw & 

Dr. Nancy Newhouse

Dr. David & Sharon Rock



Cable Dahmer Chevrolet

Gene & Joanne Cable

Drumm Farm Golf Club

Dr. V. Carl Jelley

Metzler Bros. Insurance

Jim & Melanie RIne

Stewardship Capital

Truman Heartland Community Foundation

Vibe Communications


Raffle Donors

 1st Mid-America Credit Union

Bristol Seafood Grill

Cindy & Marty Cavanah


Drumm Farm Golf Club

Ophelia's/Ray Blackman

Paradise Park

Richard Rhodes

Christine Say

Matt Sanders Personal Training

Skin Care Center

Swim Things

Tim's Pizza

Laura Vernon


Other Donors

Ophelia's/Ray Blackman


Underbrush Ltd.

Dick Wilson



Silent Auction Donors

Dan & Sandi Collinson

Cargo Largo


Dr. Patt Lawlor

Julie McDowell

Janice Pule

Dr. David and Sharon Rock

Mary Schwaller



Live Auction Donors

Bass Pro Shops

Drenon Jewelry

Tom & Carman Duvall

Mary & randy House of Cruise Planners

 Kohl's Cares

The President Hotel

V's Italiano Ristorante


Can You Help?

Drumm is STILL in need of a used farm truck for use in our Garden this summer. As always, donations made to Drumm are tax deductible. If you, or someone you know, is able to help, please contact the office 816.373.3434.