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If you’re like me and always rushing out the door in the morning, you end up grabbing breakfast last minute. For you, this may be Starbucks on the way to the office, Donuts at the gas station on the way to the field, or Pop Tarts from the vending machine at school. In my case, my go-to breakfast is usually instant oatmeal or cereal, and while they are healthy, they don’t always keep my full all morning. Oatmeal every day also gets boring, so I like to switch it up.


With 4-H season coming up soon, I started thinking about all of my old 4-H stuff that is still adorning my parent’s bookshelves in my old room. What will I ever do with it all? I have collected countless mementos, pictures, and probably at least 100 ribbons over the 10 years I was in 4-H and I know they won’t let me keep it in that room forever...come to think of it, my mom probably has it scoped out to be her dream sewing/crafting room once I finally downsize.

Beck’s Freedom International Sweepstakes Raises More Than $31,500

Winner announced at Beck’s Headquarters on October 26, 2020

October 27, 2020

Atlanta, Indiana - Beck’s is pleased to announce the winner of their 2020 Freedom International Sweepstakes is Jim and Ann Stammen of Fort Recovery, Ohio. They received the keys to a 2019 Polaris General and Load Trail Trailer on October 26, 2020.

On July 27, Beck’s launched the Freedom International Sweepstakes in an effort to support the discipleship of families both in the Dominican Republic, as well as right here at home in the lives of Beck’s employees, their families, and our community. Over two-and-a-half months, through the kindness of thousands of entrants, more than $31,500 was raised for Freedom International Ministries.

“It is a step of faith to believe that God’s provision is not from a place of getting, but from a heart of giving, I am honored to be able to support this ministry and am thankful for all the wonderful supporters of the Beck Foundation and its causes,” said Shantel Beck.

Freedom International Ministries is a nonprofit organization located in the Dominican Republic. With the help of 36 missionaries, 53 Dominican staff members, interns, and hundreds of short-term team members, Freedom International is working to bring lasting change to Dominican and Haitian families living in the sugarcane villages. They operate the Freedom Christian School and offer camp programs, vacation Bible school, and chapel. All of Freedom’s programs are designed to bring the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ to children and families in the Dominican Republic and to equip them to, in turn, share the gospel as they live out their purpose and design.

Dr. Jason Hilgeman, Founder of Freedom International said, “Our ultimate desire is to see people glorify the Lord in all areas of life by walking in relationship with the Lord, developing wholesome relationships with others, and using their God-given uniqueness to live for Him. We’re grateful for Beck’s, Indy Power Sports, and others who have donated time and items to help us raise funds for our mission.”

The Sweepstakes winner, Jim Stammen, and his family have been Beck’s seed dealers for 26 years. When notifying Jim that he was the sweepstakes winner, his first response was, “I never win anything, but it pays to be generous and give to people in need,. even if you don’t win. We appreciate that the money is going to a good cause.”

The Freedom International Sweepstakes would not have been possible without the support of Indy Power Sports, Load Trailer, Elevated Integrity Construction, and Beck’s, who donated the Polaris General and Load Trailer. The 2019 Polaris General 1000 featured a 1000cc ProStar Twin Cylinder Engine, with 100 horsepower, 12 in. ground clearance, tip-out glass windshield, electronic power steering, on-demand all-wheel drive/2WD/turf mode, cast wheels, a premium soundbar – 100W with eight speakers and Bluetooth connections, two 3 in. LED rear spotlights, and a 42-in. front LED light bar.



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