We have a few fun events coming up and you are all invited. Our first is the Parent's Night Out at the Presbyterian Church in Clarion on February 10th. I will be there with my kiddos and am looking forward to seeing everyone. We still need people to help with crafts, along with donations of construction paper, glitter glue, paper doilies, and heart stickers. Many people are needed to help with games. I am bringing a carpet candy land game that my kiddos love. Do you have anything like that? We will have magnetic tick tack toe, duck-duck-goose, and many others, but we are welcome to other ideas. Some awesome love themed books for the little guys would be great, or maybe even a storyteller or two? I am sure there is a cake decorator out there that does not know we need help decorating cookies...please pass on this plea to the appropriate friends!
The second invitation is for those interested in a free First Aid and CPR training to be offered a Saturday near the end of February or beginning of March. Yes, free! You never know when you will need some background knowledge here...I always monitor our volunteers in the summer months in reference to heat strokes, however, my mother has had two strokes last year and a heart attack while in my car. We are required to have at least one individual with a current certification on site, but, I don't think we could ever have too many. The recommendations for providing first aid and CPR change as new and better methods are determined. One can never be too safe. It takes the better part of the day. Lunch and light refreshments are provided. Please let me know if you are interested so we can get a count on materials. Also, offer a date that fits your schedule and we will do our best to coordinate.
The third event is that of the Equine Affaire in Columbus Ohio. It is not until April but, rooms book up fast so I wanted to get a count and rooms set a.s.a.p. This is an awesome event which may turn into some sort of team building experience! Last time I was there, I took in seminars on therapeutic riding, desensitizing horses, how to control your horse in public, how to fit a horse to a saddle, forage, how to age your horse by their teeth, um I am sure there are more but you catch the drift. Besides educational seminars, there are numerous riding demonstrations, horse breeds, and tons of shopping! With hotel points, the rooms should be covered, I just need to know how many to book. I am going to Thursday evening and coming home Saturday sometime. I have lots of room in my vehicle. There may be a group that wants to come out Friday night and stay till Sunday? That's fine too; just let me know. Check out the schedule and let me know!
I hope everyone is doing well. We will be looking for a day when everyone can come out to the barn and visit with their furry friend(s). I thought that might be tomorrow as the horses will be inside and bored to death, however, our private drive is a sheet of ice today and with the temperatures set to drop, I decided against it. Know that they all are missing you! Our young lady, Natty, has had a rough season with depleting vision and stroke like symptoms. They continue to drive to Children's in Akron twice a week for treatment. Here is a unique find highlighting mitochondrial disease. Her family has asked us to continue to keep her in our prayers.
Blessings to you all,