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An Invitation for All

A recent visit to the beautiful hills surrounding Mountain View led me to the home of long-time Ranch supporters Shirley and Hannah Dyke, who reside south of town approximately six miles off of a beautiful country road.

For our visit, the Dykes had something they were indeed excited to show me.  They are constantly improving and upgrading much of their land and buildings.  Recently, they purchased a property adjoining their residence and after nearly a year of diligent work, they have completed the entire restoration of a second “home” for the benefit of the Ranch children, our house parents, and even the Ranch Boy Scout Troop to potentially use and enjoy!

The foresightedness of the Dykes, not only as they work to consistently upgrade and apply conservation measures to their property, but as they consider the long-term needs of the Ranch children – is indeed a special opportunity for the children at the Ranch to experience an environment filled with the love and caring spirit of two very genuine friends of the Ranch – Shirley and Hannah Dyke.

We sincerely express our gratitude to the Dykes for their outward expression of interest, support and care of the Ranch children!  They are indeed an inspiration to all of us.

By Dr. Fred Hueston, CFRE, Director of Gift Planning

About @YouthRanches

The Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches provide a loving, safe place to call home for children across Arkansas. Founded in 1976 by Arkansas sheriffs, ASYR has been home to more than 2,300 boys and girls from every corner of the state.