The Hoedown for Haiti 2019

On October 19, 2019 we had another awesome time at the 2019 Hoedown for Haiti! We had another almost sold out crowd and over $27,000 was raised for New Life Children’s Home! We give ALL the GLORY to GOD! Like each year before, I’m left speechless from gratitude for those who donated their time and efforts, attended and danced, and helped make the night such a success! All funds raised will go directly toward New Life Children’s Home which is now home to 5 beautiful, sweet children.


(top left to right) Renelson, 13; Claudelson, 13; Bruno, 14
(bottom left to right) Asmalie, 8; Pedline, 8 (plus our kiddos – Abe, Katheline & Moses)


The Estime’s made it home just in time for time for the event to give an update about their past year and happenings in Haiti. We also took a moment to recognize our beloved Cindy for her many, wonderful works in Haiti. You can read the memorial we shared here Memorial for Cindy Zimmerman.




First off, we’d like to say show our appreciation to Leon & Elsie Eby for allowing us to use their barn for the 5th year in a row! The Copper Horse Barn is a beautiful venue that can seat more than 250 people. There is a kitchen, bathroom, elevator, and bridal suite! Contact them at 7173363328 or 7176299845 with any questions!


We had 10 awesome local business donors who blessed our ministry through this event!


DJ Mast Productions

Esbenshade’s Greenhouses ,

Jenkin’s Travel,

JTK Trades LLC ,

Keller Bro Ford,

Life Flow Plumbing LLC,

Lichty Brothers Collision Repair,

Paul B Zimmerman’s, Inc.

Rocky Ridge Auto Sales, &  

Zartman Erosion Control Products 


We had another silent auction and it was a great success thanks to the different local businesses and friends who donated over 80 items for the event!

Thank You to Sight & SoundsJanae Rose PhotographyEve’s Photography,  Bee Still CrochetRedners , Reflections Restaurant , Goods store, Mary Kay Basket from Crystal Weaver, Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market ,  Asher’s Chocolate,  Muddy Creek Studio, Hand Crafted woodworkings by Ken Buckwalter, Giant Food StoresSharp Shopper, Yoder’s Country MarketsWeis Markets, Glenwood Foods, , North Star Custom Apparel, Maize Quest Fun Park, Rocky Springs Lane Bowling, Scratch Bakes, Dorney Park, The Horning Hut, Salon Art-Tiff, The Courtyard Cafe, A.B. Martin , Crazy Savings Wholesales, Shady Maple, The Coffee Station at Landis Valley, Aimee Weaver Designs, Longwood Gardens, Young Living Essential Oils from Joscelynn Martin, Burger King of Ephrata, and MANY others friends to New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc… Words can not express our full gratitude!



We would also like to give a special shout out to J.R.’s Brisket & BBQ for donating the delicious pork BBQ! More thank you’s to Jamie with Farm2Table Creations for our great appetizers, Jill Zimmerman for your scrumptious cupcakes and to Delvin Huber for the yummy ice cream! Every year we’ve been blessed to have almost ALL our food donated!



We would also like to show our appreciation for DJ Mike Michener and his wife Karen for donating their time to teach Line Dancing at the event! They are always such a pleasure to work with and make for a great night of dancing!


This was our first year having a photo booth which was definitely a hit!


More thank you’s go out to Jordan High for our super cool Hoedown for Haiti design!



We need to give a shout out to the awesome Hoedown Committee that we have  -> You guys know who you are and you are the BEST! We literally could not do it without you!…A Special Thank You to Stevie’s dear sister Mary who did an awesome job on her first year being the committee leader!



I used this verse for every years’ hoedown blog post, but I’ll say it again…


“To God be the glory forever and ever! Amen”

Galations 1:5



*Save the date for the next Hoedown for Haiti on October 17, 2020!

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