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Thanks for making a difference | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor:

Another year has passed, and HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center would like to acknowledge and thank the following donors for their monetary and in-kind (goods and services) donations in 2010.

Their support has made such a difference in the lives of people in our community who are facing special challenges.

The Island County Fair and Peggy and Ken Leisher for use of their arenas and barns, M-Bar-C Ranch for use of its arenas, Skagit Farmers Supply, Payless Foods, Webb’s Department Store, Arise Charitable Trust, Island Thrift, ProBuild, Neis & Associates, Stephanie and Paul Neis, Marian Henney, Whidbey Telecom, Kim Olsen, Marta Berry, Amanda Mosler, Nancy and Tony Hayes, Trudy and Dylan McDanniel and Family, Debbie Shirey, Kim and Jim Berto, Melissa Jacobe, Karen Newman, Tricia Webb, Jeanne Christianson, Dick and Julie Ward, Sally Berry, Ace Hardware, Carol Parbs and Diamond Rentals and Sales. And thanks to the many people who bought our raffle tickets and our yummy chocolate bars.

We would also like to offer our very grateful thanks to our riding session volunteers, without whom there is no HOPE: Jeanne Christianson, Ella Bennett, Chelsea McHugh, Debbie Shirey, Marta Berry, Tricia Webb, Kim Berto, Rohanna Wildon, Terra Wildon, Danielle Potter, Vicki Howard, Kirstie Shirey, Erin Shirey, Jake Shirey, Andrew Cummings, Jan Crawford, Nancy Kelley, Sue Bansbach, Tina Belle Isle, Jennie Cerra, Quinn Serra, Karen Forrester, Danyelle Leggett, Sami Babcock, Marshall McElveen, Nancy Hayes, Deanne Ross, Susan Knapp, Karen Newman, Phillip Safarik, Jodie Davis, Tom Lindsay, Ashley Jarosik, Rebeccah Mullan, Barbara Eaton, Larry Hall, Katherine Jacobson-Ross, Shelby Hansard and Shauna Ritter.

You, too, can support HOPE by making a donation of money, goods or services or you can volunteer for our riding sessions or help in other ways, such as sponsoring a HOPE four-legged therapist, doing office work, fundraising and publicity.

And we are always grateful if you can spread the word about HOPE and refer children and adults who can be helped by our equine-assisted activities and therapy. You, too, can help our students “Discover Your Abilities

... Grab the Reins of Life.”  Please call 221-7656 or e-mail hope@whidbey.com.

Karen Newman

Executive Director

HOPE

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