Amish Acres set for February auction

NAPPANEE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — A well-known tourist destination in northern Indiana’s Amish country will be sold to the highest bidder in February, according to the auction house that will handle the bidding.

Columbia City-based Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. has posted Amish Acres of Nappanee on the auctioneer’s website.

Owners of the Elkhart county attraction announced in November they were closing the 50-year-old business at the end of the year and the property would be auctioned off in 2020.

Amish Acres LLC runs a multivenue operation, including a restaurant, bakery, reception hall and the 400-seat Round Barn Theatre.

The property also has two log cabins and a cider and grist mill.

Schrader’s posting says the “one of a kind, historic auction” offers about 25 acres of land in 12 tracts.

The auction is scheduled for Feb. 5.


‘Taste of Hope’ benefits Indiana’s only recovery high school

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hundreds came out to support a local high school while enjoying food Sunday afternoon.

“Taste of Hope” is an event that supports Hope Academy, a public charter high school that helps students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. It’s the only recovery high school in Indiana.

More than a dozen restaurants were on hand passing out samples.

Organizers said the event is one the school heavily relies on.

“We have a funding gap because we provide so much wrap-around services for our students in recovery and support,” said Rachelle Gardner with Hope Academy. “This helps decrease that gap for us.”

Guests also had the opportunity to tour the school and hear from students and administrators.

School officials hope the event brought more awareness to the issue of addiction.