I have many people to thank and will be thanking them throughout this week. I'm behind on everything.
But I wanted to send out a thank you now before the days get too far behind me. A friend decided she wanted to help the Sanctuary so put on a Halloween Party and Fundraiser this past Sunday. It was amazing. Better yet, I didn't have to do anything. I just showed up and got the opportunity to talk with a few people. Everything was taken care of with no stress or pressure for me.
I had a great time at the Halloween Party. I got to see people dress up in costumes, eat delicious food, watch kids ride horses and ponies (and see the delight in their eyes while riding), and basically got to put my feet up, relax and be surrounded by horse people.
The weather was fantastic. You never know in October if you'll get a gorgeous warm day, or a chilly breezy day (or rain/snow). But Sunday was gorgeous.
In total, the Halloween Party raised $490! And it's all going straight to the Winter Hay Fund! We have to raise $3,500 to cover the cost of hay for 14 horses so every dollar counts. And that dollar amount only covers the big round bales of hay, nothing else. The money from the Halloween Party on top of two very generous donations from supporters (I'll thank them in another post because one deserves more of my blabbing time) will put us a quarter of the way there. And to think, just a few days ago, I didn't know how I'd raise the funds after having to pay for last year's hay (it's a messed up deal with hay and funds but I'll explain to anyone that wants to know the specifics).
Our next adventure is this Saturday for our annual playday. I hope that the playday is as successful as the Halloween Party.
Thank you Sandy Berens and all that came to the Halloween Party and donated. Your support means the world to me. I am feeling truly blessed these days surrounded by amazing people!
|Dusk at Deerfield Lake (I took this picture while we were in the Black Hills this past weekend)|