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The Hootenanny is over but the need is ongoing. Didn't get to give? Click donate below to have your gift included:

Hootenanny Gallery September 2022

Amazing photography for the Hootenanny was generously provided by Ginger Sumerlin


Special Thanks

We would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to our  sponsors, event participants, and volunteers.  We thank everyone for their efforts in making the Hootenanny a success!

David Peterson, Master of Ceremonies
Tom Washington, Special Agent Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Denise Steele, Coldwell Banker Pryor Realty 
AJ Caudill and Team, Pioneer Catering
Emily Malone, Hope Haven Mentor
Cheyenne Strickland, Hope Haven Mentor
Amy Benchener, Blazing Hope Ranch Board Member
Doug Colvin, Auctioneer
Juliana Bartra, Hootenanny Coordinator

And our special guests:
The residents of Hope Haven


The evening would not have been possible without the many volunteers that donated their time and talents to Blazing Hope Ranch – we love our  Hootenanny volunteers!

  • Annalyn Ebersole

  • Ginger Sumerlin

  • Aaron Quinn

  • Julie Conley

  • Linda Baskin

  • Janice Perron

  • Timothy Conley

  • Michele DeBoer

  • Melanie Goggans 

  • Rachel Tourney

  • Becca Nye

  • Sophia Cardia

  • Elena Panzier

  • Silas & Becca Randolph

  • Samantha Manning 

  • Tony Lokure

  • Tori Schaublin

  • Samuel Griffeth 

  • Moses Daniel Cope

  • Jacob Griffeth

  • Haley Howard 

  • Dan Gates

  • Sophia Gates

  • Jordyn Haggard

  • Anna Wadzinski

  • Adelyn Ebersole

  • Zack Harvey

What is the Hootenanny?

It is a fun-filled fundraising event for Blazing Hope Ranch! Learn about the ranch and its mission and hear about activities of the past year as well as exciting news about our future. Enjoy delicious food, good friends and bask in the the delightful sounds of folk/mountain-style music and help hope "run free" for women who have escaped from commercial sexual exploitation.

Also enjoy additional activities including; Live Artwork Completion & Auction, Silent and Live Auction, TN Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Human Trafficking Unit Update, Ranch Updates & Live Panel Discussion and more!

Your ticket helps cover the cost of the event, while the silent auction and your further financial partnership will help fund the operation of our HOPE Haven transitional living home, Restoration Reigns equestrian mentorship programs and Camp Run Free summer day-camps for kids. Every dollar given above your ticket price enables us to "restore wholeness to female survivors of human trafficking and weaken the sex trade through the power of Christ."

Dinner includes: Appretizer, main course, dessert and beverages. Details to be announced
Hosted at The Barn at Faith Farms

The elegantly rustic Barn at Faith Farms is the perfect setting for a hootenanny. The Barn at Faith Farms is located approximately 45 mins northeast of Chattanooga in Athens Tennessee.

Event Address:

136 County Road 260, Athens, TN 37303

We are grateful to James & Marissa Lowry for discounting the use of this amazing facility, complete with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for our guests to enjoy! 


Consider them for your next event:

Featuring Award-Winning Bluegrass Band:
Southern Raised

Southern Raised is a group of award winning kinfolk, trained in classical music but raised in the bluegrass
soaked Ozark Mountains. They have created a Southern Raised trademark sound where classical meets bluegrass and city streets meets country roads. SR has morphed a progressive sound that spans Christian Country/ Bluegrass, Celtic and Classical. They’re talented, they’re energetic, they’re Southern Raised.

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How do you dress for a Hootenanny?

As casually and comfortably as possible! Hootenannies are not stuffy affairs. Come prepared to have a good time with friends and perhaps a little toe-tapping!

The Kids Corral

Bring the whole family! There are indoor and outdoor areas for kids to play in with your permission and supervision, plus we will have a special area underroof supervised by young adults with entertaining activities.

Event Sponsors 

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Hootenanny for Hope - 2018
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