In 1990, together, Kenny and Dixie Gottfried retired from a life of farming and began transforming overgrown acreage to the seven-acre beautifully-landscaped area that exists today.

In 1995, the Gottfried’s contracted the White Cedar Log Home building, and the couple moved in that fall. Over the years, they developed additional flower beds with the lake area. Although Dixie left us in 2005, the surrounding area that she enjoyed so much was dedicated as a memorial park for others to continue to enjoy.

They didn’t build the grounds as a wedding venue, but people noticed the beauty they created. Kenny began sharing the grounds with others, and in the next five years, the park had a steady stream of groups coming to the flowers, sitting on the porch, and watching the birds.

Over time, the Gottfriend’s offered the grounds for private events. His grandson Wade married his wife Chelsea on the grounds.

Kenny passed away in 2020 after contracting Covid. Still, his and Dixie’s memory lives on through Everhart Gathering Place. We are so happy to continue the love that started this wedding venue.

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