• Scatter Joy Acres 1st Annual BBQ Cookoff with a chance to win $200!!!

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    May 24, 2024
    In 2005 Scatter Joy Acres (SJA) was founded by Joy Bartling as Soby Ranch Ministries in 2006 near Fort Calhoun, Nebraska to provide a new home, new life, and new meaning by rescuing abused or neglected animals.

    Bartling’s first loves were the animals who became her closest childhood friends and confidants when she felt she had no one else to turn to during a painful part of her journey to adulthood. Understanding that there are often deep pains in life and the many times that human beings were not able to touch them, she realized she was not alone in that aspect.

    At the ranch, the animals serve as an integral part of the on-going mission of providing therapeutic interaction for developmentally disabled and autistic children, seniors, veterans, and at-risk children.
    Many of us, like Joy, have found comfort, solace, peace and even joy in the company of animals. Joy embraced her passionate gift in life which also would be a significant way to “give back” to the community.
    Thus, “Scatter Joy Acres” was created to scatter God’s joy across all of his acres.

    On the ranch, each animal has a name, a story and a significance, which is demonstrated in warmth and love they share with every person they encounter. The interactions animals share as they meet with people are simply amazing.

    In 2013, SJA relocated to a sprawling, lush, 26-acre site within Omaha at 49th & Newport. Here it provides a surprisingly quiet inner-city sanctuary for both humans and animals. In 2022 SJA had the opportunity to move the ranch to a 15 acre country setting in Murray, NE .  This has allowed us to be able to grow our programs.  

    So, Get your BBQ recipes out, put on your favorite grilling apron and register as a Cook by June 22nd for your chance to win ! 

    This is your chance to show off your grilling skills and did I mention that you can win money too!  Oh yes!   We are so excited! 1st Place $200, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50.00.   You have to register by June 22nd! 

    We even have opportunities for the Kiddos!  Enter as a kid for just $50 and hamburgers will be provided and plenty of opportunity to win a cash prize of $50.00.

    Registration and Info Link: Scatter Joy Acres | Kindful

    Joy Bartling, Executive Director
    Joy@scatterjoyacres.org, (402) 709-9401
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