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Caseworker makes masks to help keep residents safe

Caseworkers play a vital role in the lives of the children they serve at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. Making sure their children are successful, happy and safe is always a priority. Caseworker Vanessa Detten has made sure the boys in Earl home are prepared to mask up for a new school year. She hand-sewed two…

Old fort in the woods gets a Boys Ranch update

For so many young boys growing up in a high-tech world, the idea of building a ‘fort’ in the woods is something they’ll never even think of, let alone do. Luckily for the boys living in Bridwell Home at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, they’ve had a special opportunity this year to do some hands-on rebuilding…

Annual Cardboard Boat Races draw record number of entries

The 13th Annual Cardboard Boat Races held at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch was hugely successful! More boats than ever before attempted to cross the width of Waldrip Pond. Some made it. Some did not. “This was a record-breaking boat race,” said Luke Benton, Assistant Administrator for Adventure-Based Service at Boys Ranch, who organizes the race…

Outdoor cooking classes a hit at Boys Ranch

The aroma coming off the small grills had passersby salivating. Three young men were preparing their lunch in the parking lot behind the Julian Bivins Museum at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch as part of a culinary training experience being offered this summer. On the menu: marinated shrimp wrapped in bacon, fried plantains and fresh grilled…

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