Ruby Dobson Cottage is located on the Stickleyville property. This large log home was made possible through the combined gifts of Ruby Dobson and other anonymous donors. Much of the building was constructed by volunteer labor. Individuals from Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee volunteered their expertise in areas of construction, plumbing, roofing, and electrical work to see this home to completion. This home serves ten children. Three spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms are provided for the children and two for the houseparents. The children are allowed to decorate their rooms with items that are appealing to them. Many of the children have small pets such as turtles and hamsters.
This home has a large dining and family room combination. Delicious home cooked meals are served family-style. The family room has an area for watching television, playing games, and holding family devotions. Downstairs there is a spacious recreation room where the boys can expend their extra energy. This area contains a pool table and other large recreation equipment. Outside the children can play basketball, ride their bikes, sleigh ride in the winter, or just sit and rock on the beautiful wrap-a-around porch. Week-ends are filled with outings such as skating, laser tag, and bowling, fishing and hiking. The summer months are filled with camping, a trip to an amusement park, and a complimentary family vacation to Garden City Chapel by the Sea.
|Travis and Jenny White