Caroling for Our Community benefits Ryan’s House

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:30am
  • Business

From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, an open house, “Caroling for Our Community,” at Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens in Oak Harbor, will feature a sing-along to benefit Ryan’s House, a nonprofit organization.

Ryan’s House provides a safe haven for homeless youth on Whidbey Island by finding temporary shelter with host families and assisting with meals, tutoring, transportation, counseling and other services.

A suggested $5 donation will benefit the program that’s helped more than 100 youth in the past five years.

Hummingbird Farm, known for its bright blue converted turkey barn, has hosted holiday caroling events for the past 12 years.

“We’ve always loved to do benefits and fundraisers,” said Lori Spear, who works as an overnight labor and delivery nurse at WhidbeyHealth when not tending to greenhouse plants and gift store customers.

“I just loved caroling as a kid but I don’t have time to get out. Our answer is always to bring the people here.”

Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens, 2319 Zylstra Road at Fort Nugent Road, Oak Harbor.