17/02: ‘SAVE A HORSE, HIRE A COWBOY’
At this event we will auction merchandise and service vouchers that are donated by local businesses and community members. Attendees will have the option to bid on local “cowboys” in the live auction to tackle the odd jobs around their businesses, homes and ranches. It will be a fun and exciting afternoon that will bring together community members and FCTRC volunteers and their families. The event will feature live bluegrass music by Tuckahoe Ridge, Roy Pitz beer and food from the Orchards restaurant.
Funds generated by this auction have one purpose: to provide persons with special needs in our community the chance to participate in recreation and therapy through horsemanship.
“Our program attracts an increasing interest from the community,” says Susan Rotz, FCTRC instructor. “In 2010, with the addition of two new instructors and several new horses, we were able to expand the number of riders in all our programs so that we worked with about 70 individuals. To accommodate this, a total of 3,600 volunteer hours were given helping riders. This translates into a value of $65,632 to our program.”
Tickets for the event can be purchased at Roy Pitz Brewery or by contacting one of our volunteers on 717-496-1307. Ticket prices are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door. The price includes participation in the auctions, music and food. For further information and the list of donors, please visit http://horseridingtherapy.org or contact:
Stephanie J. Corum
Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center
Penn State Extension
Franklin County Office
181 Franklin Farm Lane
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Email: info @ horseridingtherapy.org
Web: www.horseridingtherapy.org, www.extension.psu.edu