Everyone came to help the horses! From left, volunteers Nikki, Amy, Cheryl, Cynthia, Barbara, Dawn and Newfie Fezzik added to our great day.
Unlike some of our previous events, the gods were smiling on us this year for a comfortably warm and sunny Help a Horse Day on April 28th. The day was an amazing success and we had a great turnout.
Derek Chimel and wife Alexis Madiara from Pine Box Woodworking created a wooden horse jump for our Silent Auction.
Some of the dedicated volunteers worked tirelessly throughout the day to sell merchandise and baked goods while others showcased the many wonderful silent auction items including a hand crafted wooden horse jump donated by Pine Box Woodworking.
Girl Scout Troop 90231 collected points from Purina and Southern States to help us buy grain and receive funds for our rescue horses.
All the volunteers shared information about our amazing opportunity to receive a matching gift and handed out flyers with information. The Girl Scouts attended and helped to promote the Purina and Southern States proof of purchase seal program so that Mylestone could receive free bags of grain and funds.
Ashley Sportelli and goodwill ambassador Mugsy help Mylestone by selling handmade greeting cards.
We also had therapy dog and pug extraordinaire Mugsy, and his human Ashley from Cards by Franny selling beautiful handmade cards and sharing pug love.
Sarah Prant Ercolano, second from left, and Mary Ellen O'Toole, second from right, continue to make Help A Horse Day possible. Also pictured on outside left and right are Board members Lois Commander and Cheryl Kavka. In center Sophia and friend.
Sarah Prant Ercolano, Mary Ellen O’Toole, owner and general manager of Horsemen's Outlet respectively, and the rest of the Horseman’s Outlet staff, as always, were wonderful partners in making this event a success. They provided tasty food for sale and had a huge tent sale to entice more attendees thought the day. The store also held a raffle for a chance to win a gift card if you brought any item for the local food pantry.
Reed Dubow was on hand to accept the many generous donations to help a local food pantry.
The food drive was tremendously successful and will go to help many local families struggling to feed themselves and their families.
A sampling of the wonderful baskets and items available in our silent auction.
Whether you donated auction items or baked goods, volunteered, bid on the auction, bought merchandise or yummy pastries, made a monetary donation or just attended in support of the work we do, we cannot thank you enough and we greatly appreciate your support! You not only allow our horses to have a better life, but help local families in need as well.
We couldn't hold our Help A Horse Day without our dedicated volunteers. Top photo Reed and Dennis Photo below Patrick, Davin, Marie, Jeri & Bill.
We are happy to report that we not only reached, but exceeded, our monetary goal, and the anonymous donor who offered to match up to $10,000 was so impressed with our outcome they even added a little extra for all the hard work! We couldn’t ask for a better end to a great day.
June 12, 2018