Mark Your Calendar: Witches Night Out at Leeds Farm!

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I’m partnering with Leeds Farm to tell you about this fun event!

Leeds Farm to host Witches Night Out on October 4, 2018!

Looking for a new adventure for girls’ night out? Then gather up your bewitching friends, hop on your brooms, and fly out to Leeds Farm for a wicked fun evening while supporting a great cause!

Girlfriends-night-out fundraiser to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls!

Leeds Farm is thrilled to announce the fifth annual Leeds Farm Witches Night Out! will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6 to 8:30 pm. Leeds Farm is located at 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander OH 43061, just 15 minutes north of the Columbus Zoo.

The event is girls-night-out at Leeds Farm with 100% of ticket sales benefiting Pink Ribbon Girls. Attendees are
encouraged to wear witch costumes, hats or other bewitching attire. The October 4 event will kick off at 6:00 pm and while the kids are away, the witches can play!

All of Leeds Farm’s fun activities including the Pumpkin Jumps, zip lines, pedal carts, rolling tubes, combine slide, mountain slides, hayrides, Paintball on the Porch, and much more are open to enjoy.

Related: 15 Things to do at Leeds Farm

Event partner A Catered Event will provide themed food and a special witch’s brew. Local DJ Ryan
Keller, owner of AUDIO-PRO Mobile DJ Entertainment, will provide music.

Other event sponsors include Richwood Bank, Memorial Health, Honda Marysville, Performance Delaware, Westport Homes, Black Wing Shooting Center, Alice’s Piece of Cake, Great Photo Booth, and Geotechnical Consultants, Inc.

Throughout the event, attendees collect raffle tokens at each farm activity they visit. Guests then choose to enter their tokens in the drawing for 30 gift baskets, each with a value of approximately $200. There is also one Grand Basket with a $500 value!

Wondering what to wear? Dress up in your favorite witch hat, fun accessory or full costume! This is an outdoor event at a working farm, so dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

This year, Leeds Farm is proud to welcome five central Ohio wineries to serve Witches Night Out guests.

Participating wineries serving locally produced wines include Bokes Creek Winery, Buckeye Winery, Camelot Cellars Winery, Soine Vineyards, and Blend of Seven Winery.

Admission tickets include one glass of wine. Additional glasses can be purchased at the event. Unopened bottles of wine can be purchased from the wineries to take home.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or Richwood Bank offices in Delaware, Marysville, Richwood and Plain City. In the case of inclement weather, the event rain date is Thursday, October 11.

Donations from the four previous Witches Night Out events totaled $58,724.

In 2018, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Pink Ribbon Girls, a non-profit organization that provides healthy meals for the entire family, housecleaning, and transportation to medical appointments for breast and reproductive cancer patients during treatment. For more info about Pink Ribbon Girls’ services, visit

Christy Leeds, co-owner of Leeds Farm, says, “I’m personally thankful to be able to do my part to support breast cancer patients and their families during treatment. The entire Leeds Farm staff is looking forward to this special girls’ night out for a cause that’s important to everyone.”

Questions can be directed to event coordinator Sherry Fisher at (740) 225-3256 or

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Want to visit Leeds Farm with your family? Check out 16 Things to Do at Leeds Farm!

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Should I Replace My Car Seat After a Crash?

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About a year ago I was in a very minor fender bender in a grocery store parking lot. The other driver and I exchanged insurance information and began the long process of sorting out who would cover what, getting a rental car and getting my car repaired.

At the very beginning of the process, the other driver’s insurance company told me to immediately replace my car seats and it would be covered. I was surprised because I didn’t even think about that being an issue as there was only a small dent in my car’s fender. Only one of my kids was with me, but it was recommended that both car seats be replaced. Today I’m partnering with Junk Car Medics to make sure everyone knows when it is recommended to replace your car seats after a crash!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that “car seats be replaced following a moderate or severe crash in order to ensure a continued high level of crash protection for child passengers.”

They have recently stated that car seats “do not automatically need to be replaced following a minor crash.” They define a minor crash as one in which ALL of the following bullet points have been met.

  • The vehicle was able to be driven away from the crash site.
  • The vehicle door nearest the car seat was not damaged.
  • None of the passengers in the vehicle sustained any injuries in the crash.
  • If the vehicle has air bags, the air bags did not deploy during the crash; and
    There is no visible damage to the car seat.

My fender bender met all of the above criteria, but I was still encouraged to replace the car seats immediately by the other driver’s insurance company. In my case, it was determined that the other driver was at fault and her insurance company reimbursed me for two car seats, no questions asked. I was told I could purchase comparable car seats – they did not have to be the exact same car seat. I simply emailed them the receipts and they issued a reimbursement check within days!

What to do with your car seats if you are in a crash:

  1. Immediately cease use of the car seat(s) that were involved in the crash.
  2. Contact your insurance company. If they don’t bring it up, make sure to mention you had a car seat(s) in the car.
  3. Choose a comparable car seat.
  4. Submit your receipts to the responsible insurance company.
  5. Cut the straps of the car seats so they cannot be used.
  6. Dispose of or recycle the car seats that were involved in the accident.

Thanks to Junk Car Medics for reminding us to follow these steps in order to ensure the highest level of safety for our kids!


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Make a Difference in Columbus with the Give Her Hope Campaign

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The YMCA of Central Ohio is in the middle of the Give Her Hope Campaign – an effort to raise $60,000 in 60 days to support 200 women experiencing homelessness in Columbus. I previously worked in a homelessness prevention program connected to the YMCA Family Shelter and I could personally tell you numerous stories of families who have worked so hard to fight and to overcome homelessness, so this cause is extra special to me!

Having personally talked with so many women and families who have experienced or on the verge of homelessness, I began to realize that there but for the grace of God go I. So many stories began with a combination of illness, lay offs, car trouble and/or lack of family support that swell into the perfect storm. We are fortunate in Columbus to have so many resources for families in need and one of those is the temporary shelter provided by the YMCA Family Center.

A few facts provided by the YMCA of Central Ohio:

  • Right now, on an average night, 250 women, including 30 expectant mothers, are spending the night in shelter at the YMCA’s Van Buren Center.
  • Over 227 children live in the shelter, and studies show even a small stay in a homeless shelter brands these children for the rest of their lives.
  • Infant mortality increases by 200% when a child is born in a shelter program.


For a donation of just $10, you will receive a Bracelet of Hope as a reminder of the difference you’re making for the women and families in the shelter. 100% of every dollar given goes toward helping women experiencing homelessness in our community!

If you’re looking to give to a cause that will make a difference locally:

Donate here to the Give Her Hope campaign!


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