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Edna Mae (Dolly) and Elgie Brooks started in 1939 a farm which raised turkeys to be given as gifts. Brooks Gift Specialists was a business which provided Christmas and Thanksgiving gifts to employees, colleagues, and customers to some of the largest companies in the country. Then in 1954 the processing plant was converted to enlarge packing, shipping and storage facilities. Painted white with shocking pink trim, they carried out the holiday theme. We purchased the property at an auction in 1992 and moved in New Years Eve. Our Grandma said to our parents, “You should pack their sleeping bags and move in, it would be really special”. Every year since then, we have spent New Years Eve together and Grandma still comes.
Our Mom and Dad knew that we were put here for a reason and that it should have something to do with keeping us together as a family. Sure enough into their heads popped the Resort and Kimbers Gourmet Foods which would be our mom, who makes amazing.... everything. We worked on the house and property to slowly get it ready until we as kids were old enough to start the resort. In 2007 our family approached the township asking them for permission and got denied. Our dad felt too strongly in his heart for this project to just let them say no, so we went another route. We got approved after what seemed like years to us and started building. We knew we wanted to be bold, unique and give people a great experience when they stayed here.
This will be a resort that will keep growing for years and years. By the time this project gets finished there will be 7+ roads with a total of up to 54 unique rentals. Basketball and tennis courts with a clubhouse in the middle of them, children’s playground, sand volleyball pit, pool with pool house and so much more. Every cottage will be different from the one before and offer different things for different wants and needs. Each year we will strive to have something new and different from last year. Like dad says, here at DollyBrook Farms you get out what you put in...the sky is the limit.
“Start from the beginning and build your family memories here as we continue to build ours”
The Keag Family:
Jim, Kim, Nathan, Ashley, Nichole and Ali
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