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Victory Farm to Hold Denim And Diamonds Gala November 7



The 2nd annual Denim and Diamonds Gala to benefit Victory Farm Inc., will be held at Jon Walker Stables indoor arena in Gastonia at 6:30pm on Saturday, November 7, 2015. This unique fun filled event is unlike anything in Gaston County. A horse barn is transformed into an elegant Gala filled with exciting entertainment including a live band, dance floor, decadent food and live and silent auctions featuring unique and valuable gifts.  Space is limited so make your reservations today.

Victory Farm is a therapeutic and adaptive riding program for people with special needs. Most of the horses are rescued and rehabilitated.  All horses and volunteers are trained to work with varying levels of disabilities and ages, ranging from small children to the elderly. Each rider has an individualized program teaching them to care for their horses, riding techniques and farm responsibilities. Victory Farm is staffed solely by volunteers and relies on donations, grants, and fundraisers for all their operating needs. All proceeds go towards rehabilitating the riders and horses. Victory Farm does not receive any insurance, government assistance or growth grants. “Our horses and volunteers have truly bonded with our riders to teach them valuable tools to strengthen their bodies, minds and spirits, which in turn provides a higher quality of life. We could not provide this valuable service without the support of our community.” says Dory Pell, Director and Founder.

Last year’s premier of Denim and Diamonds was a huge success with over 200 in attendance and the auction exceeded the fund raising goal. This year, planners anticipate a packed house and all the fabulous auction items are sure to bring in even more needed funding for this great cause.

The lovely Master of Ceremonies is Viviana Brunnemer.   A local favorite, Eclipse Band, will entertain with dance music and Colonel Melissa Thomas of Twin Oaks Farm will conduct a live auction of

fine items. There is also a silent auction featuring artwork, vacations and other prizes valued at several thousand dollars. One of the special auction items will be an original painting donated by famed equestrian artist Elizabeth Sage of Tucson, Arizona. Additional auction items and raffle prizes are still being accepted. This is a great opportunity to shop for your unique Christmas gifts or to promote your businesses with a donation. Items may be previewed on the Victory Farm Inc. Facebook page.

Dinner will be catered by Ranucci’s with delectable desserts donated by Carolina Cup Equitation Challenge Riders and delicious pound cakes by Sharon Usery.  A cash bar will be available.

Special guest of honor is multiple World Champion Equestrian, Terri Preiser of Preiser Equestrian. The Florida equestrian and clinician is a diamond sponsor for the event, and is generously donating a portion of her proceeds from the national horse-related events she conducted this year.

Other Diamond Sponsors are Jon Walker Stables, a state of the art equestrian facility offering show horse training and riding lessons; and Herman Reeves Sheet Metal, a 3rd generation family business specializing in the textile industry, manufacturing filtration systems and metal fabrication for over 53 years.

Crystal sponsors are Lake Wylie Tax & Bookkeeping, The Allen Bosworth Family from Greenville, SC, and Standard Distributors of Gastonia NC. Denim sponsors are The Jack Brinkley Family, Bowman Hollis Manufacturing, Debra & Ali Clark, Jana and John Trotter, Harrison Shiflet Stables, and Choice Beverage, USA.

Individual tickets are $30. Reserved tables of 8 are available for $220. Tickets may be purchased online at www.VictoryRides.org and checks may be mailed to Victory Farm, PO Box 6341 Gastonia, NC 28056. For questions, donations and sponsorship opportunities call 704-830-7468.

Victory Farm is a small program with a big heart! For more information visit their website at www.VictoryRides.org or the facebook page at Victory Farm Inc.

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