Glenmary closes sale on Lewis Co. 'Farm' site

Posted: 1/9/2017

The Vanceburg, Ky., property known in Glenmary circles as “The Farm” has been sold.

The site of the Glenmary Group Volunteer Program from 1971 until 2014 was sold Sept. 29 to Emmaus Farm Inc. Emmaus Farm was founded by Sarah George, who served as a volunteer at “The Farm” in 2013.

Proceeds from the sale will allow Glenmary to invest in much needed improvements to its 40-year-old main office building in Cincinnati.

For more than 40 years, thousands of volunteers served the people of Lewis County through the Glenmary Group Volunteer Program. Glenmary’s  volunteer ministry continues unabated at the “Toppa Joppa” site in Tennessee, while Emmaus Farm plans to reopen the former Glenmary location as a Catholic retreat and service center.

“When I learned that my volunteer year would be the Glenmary Farm’s last, I decided to take on the dream that volunteer service in Lewis County could continue after Glenmary’s departure,” Sarah said. “This winter will be spent cleaning and renovating the buildings and grounds, and we will host our first volunteer groups in March 2017.”

To learn more about Glenmary's Group Volunteer Program, click here.

This story was first published in the Winter 2016 edition of Glenmary Challenge magazine.