Noblesville Youth Aid Program to Host Haybale Ball


The Noblesville Youth Aid Program wanted to make a bigger impact with their fundraising event.

For example, Noblesville City Attorney Lindsey Bennett, a NYAP board member, said the Haybale Ball was developed to replace Yee-Haw for Youth. The Haybale Ball will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on November 12 at Lindley Farmstead in Chatham Hills in Westfield. Jai Baker 3 will serve as musical entertainment, starting at 8 p.m.

“Yee-Haw was first at Stony Creek Farms in 2018 and then at Conner Prairie in 2019,” Bennett said. “We wanted to make it a bigger event to raise more money for NYAP, so we moved it to Mustard Seed (Gardens) last year. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we have canceled this event, although Jai Baker also scheduled it last year. We decided to rename the event and make it more in line with major fundraisers from other local nonprofits.

So Bennett said NYAP chose a new name and location with increased capacity and included a silent auction and wine and bourbon. Bennett said the organization asked Mayor Chris Jensen for his support as honorary chair of the Gaylor Electric-sponsored event.

“The Noblesville Youth Assistance Program helps make a positive impact on the lives of youth and families in our city,” Jensen said. “We know supporting our families now will pay dividends in the future. Despite all our current actions, we can do more to reach our children who are at risk of falling through the cracks of society, this is where the Noblesville Youth Aid Program comes in and excels through outreach programs. family support, tutoring and mentoring.

NYAP was established in 2012 to help strengthen youth and families through community involvement. It provides professional service coordination and referral services to students and families in Noblesville Schools.

Lindley Farmstead can accommodate up to 250 people.

“The venue is a big, beautiful barn and fits the country theme of our event,” Bennett said.

The event will be country casual attire in a rustic setting. The event will begin with cocktails and appetizers downstairs, then move upstairs at approximately 7:45 p.m. NYAP Board Chair Tanya Wilhite will address the audience, followed by Jensen. There will be dinner and an open bar.

The fundraising goal is $50,000. Bennett said that although 2020 was a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYAP persevered with the support of the community and was able to provide assistance in the following ways: Students during the summer; provided 16,240 meals to 406 Noblesville students during spring and fall break combined; and helped with vacation assistance for 53 Noblesville children, and 250 STEM kits were sent home with students during the stay-at-home order.

Tickets are $150 per person or $1,200 per table of eight. For tickets or sponsorships, visit


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