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Betsy Webb Stables Opens Its Door To The Public for St. Jude’s

Between rain showers and thunderstorms was an hour of blue skies, children’s smiles and lots of laughter. On May 10, Betsy Webb Stables Barn Buddies 4-H Club opened the barn to the public for a Pony Fun Fair.

The 4-H Club members distributed fliers advertising the afternoon’s events. with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude’s, local businesses came together to ensure a successful day. 4-H volunteers, club members and Betsy Webb Stables’ customers formed committees in order to develop the first Pony Fun Fair.

A $5 donation per child was collected as cars entered the farm. Pony rides headlined the fair; however educational booths, concessions, face painting, raffles and carnival-like games were a huge attraction too.

The fair kicked-off at 2:00 p.m. and fifteen minutes later, the parking lot was filled. Due to severe weather, the fair only lasted slightly more than an hour. Seventy-five children enjoyed the events and $635 was raised.

All items necessary to make the day a success were donated by local businesses. American Family Orthodontics paid over $300 for the carnival-like games and in addition, donated wonderful prizes such as stuffed animal horses. Shelby Horse Supply, Target, Best-Buy, Wal-Mart and other businesses donated major prizes to the raffle. For $1 you could enter a drawing to win prizes such as a television, stereo, gift certificates, beauty treatments and birthday parties. The Saddlebred Museum and ASHA donated pamphlets, posters and stickers for the educational booths.

The Betsy Webb Stables Barn Buddies 4-H Club raised over $4,600 total between the Ride-A-Thon and the Pony Fun Fair.

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