He’s Here!


Crew Joseph Farmer

arrived safely today at 12:35PM.

He weighed 7 lbs.  6 oz. and was 20 in. long.

Mommy and baby are doing great!


Crew already knows the meaning of “burpee” and requested his “Pitbull and Jesus” playlist to be turned UP! :)

Thank you for praying for The Farmer Family as they welcomed their new little bundle into the world today.  We can’t wait to introduce him to his Sister Fitness Family!




We can’t thank you enough…

Dove Harbor is grateful, and we are blown away by your giving spirits.

We are PROUD of YOU!



Great Give Finale – TONIGHT!

Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.29.05 PMIt’s hard to believe….  We’ve come to the end of an incredibly rewarding journey as a Sister Fitness Family.

Tonight at class is when we reveal the phenomenal impact your giving hearts have had on Dove Harbor.

We couldn’t be more humbled to have walked this faith-path with you.

We put $700 into the hands of 140 people… then gave them 30 days to inspire others to give a little extra for the Women and Children of Dove Harbor.

God – as He always does – has shown up in the big and little details of this entire month.

He brought us 140 people to the “give” class where we brought $700 to give away.  140 x $5/person = $700

He worked within your hearts and minds to come up with inspiring ways to multiply your $5

  • Outdoor movie nights with your friends
  • Lemonade stands
  • Crayola “Hearts for the Harbor”
  • Tons of yummy food creations sold
  • Sponsored runners
  • Corporate sponsorships through your personal connections

Many of you faithfully participated by bringing back your $5 + loose change…  Those donations added up to a LOT of blessing for Dove Harbor.

We’re proud of you.

We’re humbled to be part of your circle.

We’re thankful that God chose our class to be part of something so powerfully inspiring for our community.

Stay tuned for the FINAL AMOUNT RAISED to be revealed on our website!!


Hillary & Natalie

Great Give Story – Marty, Tracey & Diane

IMG_2375These ladies are special.

They’re family, and share a “sisterhood” that we can really relate to.

They live life close together, and have been coming to Zumba with Sister Fitness together for 2 years now!

We love them, their fun energy, and their hearts for the community in which they live.

Marty, Tracey & Diane worked together to raise over $2,100 for the Great Give, and we have been blown away by their tenacity for blessing Dove Harbor!

Check out these fun pictures they collected along their Great Give journey!


Corey Myers, Main Source Bank


Scott Wilkins, Rozelle Johnson Funeral Home


Dr. Rex Teeple, Ossip

Great Give Story – Cassandra

I wasn’t there for the kick off but I still wanted to participate! So I baked some cookies and brownies and asked my co-workers in the Madison county courts to support Dove Harbor! It’s been great to see the generosity of so many people!

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Thank you so much for giving your time and talents for Dove Harbor!

Great Give Story: Sue

We all have gifts and talents we can share…

Sue shared her love of baking to bless Dove Harbor.

For my Great Give project I decided to do a bake sale. I love baking so it was a quick and easy decision for me.

I took the $5.00 that I was gifted and matched it with the $5.00 that I was not charged for the Zumba class that night and purchased my ingredients.

I hosted a bake sale for my co-workers at Unified Group Services the following Tuesday morning and by 8:00 am we raised over $100.00 for Dove Harbor.

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Wow!  Thank you so much, Sue, for joining the Sister Fitness family in supporting Dove Harbor!  We love you, your heart for others, and your baking skills! :)

Great Give Story: Beth, Bailey, Kathy

A picture says 1,000 words….

Cinnamon Rolls + A Labor of Love = $150 for Dove Harbor! :)




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We love all 3 of you! Thanks for joining with us to support Dove Harbor!

Great Give Story: Megan


This fun group – led by Megan from our class – got their competitive spirits out for a good ol’ game of cornhole to raise funds for Dove Harbor!  How fun!

July 21st I hosted a cornhole tournament at the pool of my apartment complex. I provided the link to the Sister Fitness website with the Great Give information and my apartment complex shared the information with my community! I raised $95 for Dove Harbor while enjoying the sunshine with friends and playing cornhole! We made every move count!

Megan – we can’t thank you enough for participating in the Great Give with us!

We love the fun energy you always bring to class!  You are a gem! :)


Great Give Story: Joni

Sweet Joni from our Zumba class came up with this fun idea to multiply her Great Give $5…
















I made a display promoting my $5 challenge at work today.  I made and sold chocolate flower suckers.   They were all wrapped , and I added a ribbon and a thank you note for supporting Dove Harbor.  I printed off info about Dove Harbor and made a poster which caused a buzz in the office about the facility.  It was wonderful to help raise awareness about Dove Harbor and fun to participate in this Great Give challenge!

Joni – we’re so proud of your giving heart!  Thank you for all of the time and effort you put into multiplying your Great Give gift!


Natalie & Hillary

Inspired by Joni’s story?

Want to give in your own way?

Every little bit counts towards this effort to raise funds for Dove Harbor…

Consider giving a little bit today!

Great Give Story: Karalee

“Hearts For The Harbor”

Our family bought $5 worth if crayons and made heart crayons. My son, Luke, wore a heart that said “ask about my heart”.

We passed out crayons to people who donated at the Lapel Village fair as we walked around. Even two carnival workers donated!

Luke raised about $70 last night at the festival and Doug Anderson concert. Our story isn’t over!  We’ll be doing this at more places between now and July 30th!

We’re having fun and Luke is learning about giving.

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Thanks Karalee & Luke!  We’re so proud of your giving hearts!  This story is just precious!

Do you have your own Great Give Story?  Share it with us and become eligible for one of our awesome prizes given away on August 6th during class!


Natalie & Hillary


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