Friday, October 15, 2010

Saturday October 16th at Roloff Farms is "Community day" for Kyron Horman

You might recall that about a month ago Matt posted about attending a lunch at a local Godfather's pizza where some of the proceeds went to the search for a missing boy from Oregon, Kyron Horman that has made national headlines. At that pizza location, Matt met Kyron's parents and offered to let them use the farm to raise money for search efforts.

Saturday October 16th is the day.



October 16th only

Roloff Farms and the family of Kyron Horman would like to invite the community to "Community day" at the Roloff Farm. Parking is $2.00 and admission is free.

The Kyron Horman foundation will be selling t-shirts, bracelets, and buttons, and there will be a silent auction which will include a private tour of the farm. Digital finger printing will be available to children at no cost.

Please bring your family and have fun while enjoying one of Kyron's favorite holidays.

14 comments:

Greg said...

Typical. Do the Roloffs even sacrifice any of their own money made from the day or one day? It doesn't sound like it.

Nothing like 10% of all profits from the day goes toward the Kyron fund. Nope. Instead the Roloffs big charity act is allowing Kyron's family to sell buttons and t-shirts at the farm. The sad part is you know more people will be buying Roloff merchandise than Kyron stuff and that's not what is collected for charity, that goes into the Roloffs already greedy pockets.

Of course not because for all the publicity the Roloffs want to receive for their charity they rarely ever give any of their own money. It's always asking people with less money to give.

In this case, it gives the Roloffs publicity to make more money for themselves.

ppe said...

The roloff farm is just a little ways from Skyline school where Kyron disappeared from a few months ago. He visited the Roloff pumpkin patch and enjoyed it. I guess there's a natural connection there.

When doing a fundraiser at Godfathers pizza several weeks ago, Matt (and I think Jeremy) were on the local news showing up and meeting the parents. I don't know if it was their first encounter. The Roloffs appear on the news from time to time, and are involved in the community - so that helped get the word out. Matt mentioned then about possibly using the farm to help in the search somehow.

Visiting the farm I saw a few 8x10 fliers hanging up with info on Kyron. I asked Amy about her thoughts. She was very somber and reflected on the tragedy of it all. She said they didn't know how, but they would like to help in some way. Looks like they're coming through with that.

I would like to think/hope that proceeds would go towards the foundation to find Kyron. Excessive funds down the road will be used to find other missing children... a very good cause. Just a few days ago the Multnomah Co. sheriff's office was granted an additional $209,000 to pay for extra investigators, sheriffs, & technicians to help in the search efforts. The largest search of it's kind here. Resources are still very much needed.

It's only been a few months and already Kyron is falling from the radar of people. There aren't as many signs around, not as many fundraisers, and the donated billboards have mostly come down. In my opinion anything done to bring public awareness to Kyron is a good thing. Any fundraising is good. The Roloffs could do more, and so can many people. It would be nice if they were to donate more, and hopefully they do. They do have a staff of a dozen or so pumpkin works to pay. And merchandise is expensive to produce.

My friend called last night and wants me to take her and her developmentally delayed daughter to a pumpkin patch tomorrow (this little girl has been asking about carving pumpkins for weeks and weeks). We may go there because it is so close and they do have a large pumpkin field where she can run and happily touch all the pumpkins. They also have some hands on activities that she would love. Maybe we'll go, I'd be curious to see what they have to offer for Kyron.

Timothy said...

Lets keep it in perspective, ppe.

"When doing a fundraiser at Godfathers pizza several weeks ago, Matt (and I think Jeremy) were on the local news showing up and meeting the parents."

Yeah, Matt, Jeremy (and Zach, funny how Zach always gets left out, but Matt and Jeremy are always remembered for praise) ate pizza at a Godfather's restaurant. Wow. How Mother Theresa of them. They ate pizza. The boy's parents were there too. All the Roloffs did was have lunch. Am I a great charitable donater when I order a Big Mac on one McDonald's charity days where a dollar of every order goes to some charity drive?

I agree with Greg. I expected the Roloffs to do a big more. Would it be too much to donate all the money made on the tractor rides that day to the boy's search foundation? All the Roloffs are doing is letting them sell t-shirts on their property.

Diane said...

"My friend called last night and wants me to take her and her developmentally delayed daughter to a pumpkin patch tomorrow (this little girl has been asking about carving pumpkins for weeks and weeks)."
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Keep her away from Mueller and Jeremy!!!! They might call her nasty names since it is a fact that Mueller and Jeremy made fun of people with developmental disabilities.

Berrybunch said...

You couldn't waive the parking fee for just one day, Matt? Or how about donating that $ to the Kyron fund?

Timothy said...

I forgot to add

"The Roloffs could do more, and so can many people. It would be nice if they were to donate more, and hopefully they do. They do have a staff of a dozen or so pumpkin works to pay. And merchandise is expensive to produce"

But the Roloffs are always talking about how much money they make every year and that every year is better than the last. Donating the money made from the tractor rides (as an example) for one day is too much? Greg is one hundred percent right. The Roloffs never put their own money where there mouths are when it comes to charity. Their version of charity is asking people with less to donate their money while the Roloffs receive the publicity for it.

Diane, good point. One of the many reasons why I don't have any respect for Jeremy and Mueller.

baxter said...

This sounds like what's called a "backhanded compliment" to me. Yeah, they let them come on the farm to sell stuff and keep this child from being forgotten, but what else are they doing? I agree that they should have donated at least SOMETHING from their days' sales to the fund.

I'm also sure the Roloffs were at that Godfather's Pizza thing merely to garner publicity for the farm AND keep their names in the media. They are nothing more than fame whores who will do nothing unless they get something out of it.

Jerome said...

Seriously...do they really need to charge for parking for this???

The Roloffs (especially matt) used to inspire me to make something of my life and dream big and accomplish my goals...but over the last couple years my tune has changed after seeing them hell-bent on sucking the cash flow from everyone around them.

It is just sad to see what they have become...greedy money grubbing whores.

baxter said...

@Diane--Brava! Those two making fun of someone with developmental disabilities? That Jeremy is as dumb as a bag of hair and that creep Mueller wasn't allowed to graduate with his class, was he? How ANYONE can be held back in THAT school is unbelievable. The irony would be delicious if it wasn't so tragic.

Keith said...

Just a few visits over the years and I can see why they charge for parking. I have no problem with it. I am glad to pay. It is so much better then it used to be. There have been substantial improvements to the parking lot and parking system, plus several parking attendants have been added. These things cost money. I highly doubt that the parking is a serious revenue stream, if at all. If they had not made those improvements, the parking would be an outrageous mess all the time and no one would want to deal with it. Are you the same group of people who moan and groan when asked to pay for road improvements in your neighborhoods and communities with the same breath you complain about the pot holes and traffic jams?

Dee Dee said...

Creating awareness and promoting the Kyron shirts/merchandise was the focus for the community day. Even Matt Roloff was wearing a Kyron shirt instead of his usual red Roloff Farms shirt. The turnout and response of community day was so successful, Kyron’s parents came back on Sunday to do it again. They were very thankful to all the people who came and supported them as well as to the Roloff’s, who did make a sizeable donation to the fund.

Diane said...

DeeDee, don't make unfounded statements. Where's the proof that the Roloffs made a sizeable donation?

If someone said they didn't, Matt would be talking about the FBI! lol.

I find it hard to believe Matt wouldn't be shouting from the rooftops if they had given any of their own precious money. They didn't even bother to give portion of the parking or tours that weekend to the Kyron efforts.

Russell said...

Bauman Farm don't charge for parking. Save your money, come to Baumans.

http://www.baumanfarms.com/

Dee Dee said...

Your attitude is very sad towards people who have helped Kyron. We would be grateful if you directed those energies to helping instead. Currently people are being asked to print flyers and hand them out on Halloween.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Missing-Kyron-Horman/125336750831264