Members of Ebby’s corporate office recently enjoyed a visit from the Happy Hill Farm Choir. Each year during December, the choir makes the rounds to spread holiday cheer to the farm’s corporate supporters. The multi-talented choir treated the audience at Ebby Corporate to spirited renditions of holiday songs — and even provided surprise visits from a spot-on Elvis impersonator and Santa himself.
“The Ebby corporate team always looks forward to its annual visit from the Happy Hill Choir,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Over the years, Ed Shipman, who passed away earlier this year, and his talented staff have helped so many young people grow into happy, productive adults. At Ebby Halliday, we are thrilled to be a part of that effort.”
Happy Hill Farm is a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent, accredited, coeducational and interdenominational college-preparatory day, boarding and international school near Granbury. Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 live, work and study at Happy Hill Farm, which accepts no federal or state funding.
Traditionally, more than 90 percent of North Central Texas Academy’s budget has come from donations within the private community from caring individuals, corporations and foundations. The Academy seeks out underserved students and provides scholarships in order that these highly motivated boys and girls receive the opportunity to learn, commit, grow, and eventually assume positions of responsibility and leadership in society.
For many years Happy Hill Farm has been near and dear to Ebby Halliday Realtors. The Ebby Halliday Library is located at Happy Hill’s academic complex.
To learn more about Happy Hill Farm or to donate, visit happyhillfarm.org.