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A Place For Grace

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

A Place For Grace LogoA Place For Grace: Starting May 1st, both stores will be selling $1 raffle tickets leading up to our Customer Appreciation Day on May 14th. The stores will be raffling an iPad each, in addition to baskets of goodies.  Most importantly, all proceeds will go to A Place for Grace. (Need not be present to win!)

A Place For Grace is a faith-based organization committed to blessing greater St. Cloud by assisting and empowering individuals and families toward self-sufficiency. APFG seeks to alleviate spiritual, financial, and relational poverty. As a result, people coming to A Place for Grace may receive Christian life guidance, family advocacy, emergency food and clothing, next step referrals, and a sense of community. By partnering and networking with local churches, non-profits, businesses, government agencies, and the St. Cloud community, A Place for Grace is able to empower people toward self-sufficiency.
They offer many services for individuals and community, for example:


  • Advocate & Case Management
  • Assessments & Referrals
  • Assessment of individual needs
  • Connecting clients with other agencies
  • Providing solutions for short term employment
  • Work & Career Preparation Program
  • GED Program & Educational Tutoring
  • Basic Money Management Classes (coming soon)
  • Beginners Sewing Classes
  • Gardening and Educational Workshops (seeking gardening volunteers)


  • Prayer
  • Spiritual Guidance & Connections to a Home Church
  • Christian Movie Nights (returning soon)
  • Weekly Dinner and Fellowship Thursday’s at 6 PM
  • Volunteer Opportunities: processing donations, data entry, tutoring & more


Emergency Clothing, Hygiene and Food


Grace’s Attic Thrift Boutique 407-593-2969 Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm & Fri 9am-6pm Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, Housewares, Linens, Furniture, Electronics, Small Appliances, Baby Items, Toys and Children’s Books


In conclusion, Kissimmee Valley Feed is excited to have chosen A Place For Grace to be the recipient of our fundraiser this year. Their representatives will be present at both stores to offer additional information.

Got Ticks? Chickens Might be the Best Way to Get Rid of Ticks

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Got Ticks? Chickens Might be the Best Way to Get Rid of TicksGot Ticks? Chickens Might be the Best Way to Get Rid of Ticks! Ticks are dangerous little arachnids. They can carry over a dozen different diseases such as Powassan virus, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

In Florida, ticks are most active throughout Spring and Summer.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently released that in the United States illnesses caused by mosquitos, ticks, and fleas have tripled since 2004. If someone has symptoms such as fever, a sore neck, tiredness, headaches, bull’s eye looking rashes, nausea, or any kind of aches all over their body, it could possibly be tick-related. Lyme Disease can cause other serious issues like heart problems, joint pain, and nervous system degeneration over time.

Tick Prevention:

There are many ways to fight these nuisances. Common ways to keep ticks at a distance is by keeping your grass short, spraying for bugs, and reducing leaf litter. Tactics such as these, however, can get expensive, tiresome, and often times they don’t work. One of the best ways to get rid of an arachnid problem is to produce a predator: chickens.

Chickens don’t only eat vegetation, in fact, they are omnivores.  A scientific study in 1991 tested the effect they had on tick reduction in a controlled environment. The results showed that not only were they a natural predator of ticks, but also that they removed an average of 81 ticks each among infested cattle. Chickens protected farm animals from arachnid sourced diseases in this case, which means they can also help households by protecting pets and family members from ticks.

Although chickens won’t eliminate the tick problem entirely, they can keep it controlled. Another predator besides chickens are guinea hens. They are omnivores and can help with insect, arachnid, and small pest problems. Unlike chickens, however, guinea do have a tendency to be loud. If the noise can be tolerated, these little hens can help keep disease away from your home.

Kissimmee Valley Feed has all your chicken and guinea needs covered. Check out our poultry feed selection here.

Resource: Texas Hill Country


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