The 'Barn Babes' raise funds and build a home.

The Barn at Bay Horse Inn took time out to participate in the 2017 Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County Women's Build.

The Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County Women's Build consists of several women lead teams who agree to raise funds and then show up as a team on an assigned build day to build the home. This year's home recipient, Kristy Mitchell and her kids, were carefully selected by Habiat of JC and will move in the home before the new year. 

Team captain, Karen Brandon, of My Marketing Gals, organized 20 local ladies to raise funds for this great cause. The team consisted of many local friends and partners as well as barn staff.  Each team member was responsible for raising funds. Several donated the funds from their own business or sought a sponsor, while many had individual fundraisers and then the team held a Barn Benefit on August 10th at the Barn. Many amazing companies and local shops donated items for a silent auction and the public joined us for live music, drinks and shopping while enjoying the beautiful evening outside. The event raised nearly $2,000 and our teams total contribution to Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County was just under $6,000.

If you are interested in getting involved with Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County check out their website here


Barn at Bay Horse Inn Raising Funds for LJC.


The Bay Horse Inn was proud to donate an event to the Leadership Johnson County Wine Tasting Tour of France.  The live auctioned package included a party for 60 in the Saloon including food, by Johnny Carino's, and Music by Black Water Gypsy.

Bidding started at $750 and the winning bid of $1300 was won, by Robert Heuchan's, of Mutual Savings Bank. All funds raised, by this event, benefit Leadership Johnson County at Franklin College.  The program started 22 years ago and is a huge influence in developing leaders within Johnson County.  People from different townships, backgrounds and occupations come together each year, to discuss and strengthen, our community. Learn more about Leadership Johnson County. 

Amanda Cottingham, Bay Horse Inn owner, also sponsored a table.  Joining Bay Horse Inn staff were Rob Henderson, from Mutual Savings Bank, and his wife Brandi. Our City Council Representative Jimmy Ison and his wife Mindy also joined our table.  

We look forward to participating in this spectacular event again!