TALES FROM WINDY ACRES / VOLUME XXI In this issue: Letter from the Director / Mobile ANT Update / Farewells / Volunteer Highlights / Horsin’ Around Campaign / Summer News / Testimonials / Upcoming Events / Odds & Ends Facing Our Fears By Sonja Wingard, Director I always wondered if I ever got cancer, would I fight it or roll over and give up? On May 14th I attended a large community gathering at Whatcom Community College discussing with
TAILS FROM WINDY ACRES / Winter 2018 / Volume XXI / Issue 1 Please enjoy the latest update from ANT, featuring stories from the barnyard, Mobile ANT moments, fundraising news, and more! Hear from our new instructor, Haley, our Mobile ANT Coordinator, Jessie, our wonderful VISTA Volunteer, Laura, the amazing Betty Barats (our volunteer Volunteer Coordinator!), and of course our fearless leaders Sonja & Julia. Sneak a peek into life at ANT! Click here to read
Animals as Natural Therapy invites you to our 8th annual gala, the “Community of Stars”. This fun-filled event not only invites YOU, but already has RSVPs from ANT’s miniature horses: Toby, Persephone & Midnight-Mocha! Don’t miss this delectable Bellwether sit-down dinner and a specially-curated dessert dash featuring some of Bellingham’s best local bakers, while our barnyard stories & videos fill your heart. Exciting offerings can be yours from our fabulous Raffle and Silent Auctions. Dance the night away as
Please join us for a delightful evening with the Noel Ensemble featuring harp, flute, and stings as they entertain with poetry, holiday favorites, and carols from around the world. Harpist Jill Whitman will host the event, replete with wine and festive fare, at the lovely and historic Hearthsong Inn, a former turn of the century school house in Bellingham, WA. Tuesday, December 19, 7:30pm. Tickets $60. Proceeds benefit Animals as Natural Therapy. Seating is limited, so make your reservations early! Click here
Rainy Day Fun at the 12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social! Thanks to all who joined us for the 12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social on September 9th! Windy Acres welcomed nearly 200 guests and volunteers for an afternoon of games, music, animals, and ice cream. Despite the rain, visitors young and old enjoyed farm tours, observed exciting horse demonstrations, sampled cones from Mallard Ice Cream, and met our many animals. The hay alley offered
Our Minis & Microbrews fundraiser was an unbridled success! A big thank you to all who attended the event at Aslan Brewing Company on August 24th – your contributions helped raise over $450.00 for Animals as Natural Therapy! Brewery-goers enjoyed mingling with our mini horses and goats, cuddled with bunnies and chickens, tried their hand at Boot Bounce, and got to check out our brand new Mobile ANT van! Visitors young and old filled the Aslan parking
Join us at Aslan Brewing Co. on Thursday, August 24th, for a family-friendly block party and fundraiser! 4-8pm Mingle with our mini horses, Toby & Persephone, and grab a delicious drink to support ANT – a percentage of all drink sales will help fund our NEW Mobile ANT van! Enjoy games & activities for all ages, prizes, live music, a photo booth, pick up an ANT T-shirt, and more! PLUS, vote on what images you’d like to see on our new van,
Register NOW for the 21st Annual Golden Harvest Charity Ride, September 15-17th! Presented by WSQHA – All Breeds Welcome Enjoy a fun-filled weekend in Cle Elum, WA, at the beautiful Flying Horseshoe Ranch! This event benefits Animals as Natural Therapy and includes: Scenic Trails Meals & Beverages Poker Ride & Prizes Games & Prizes Campfire Socializing Live & Silent Auctions Drawings for a Tooled Leather Brief Case & Silver Belt Buckle And much more! Cabins, tents, and tepees are available to reserve at Flying Horseshoe.
We would like to say a huge Thanks to our sponsors, attendees, volunteers and hosts for making our major fundraiser a success! We could not have done it with out you. Our ability to maintain the farm while operating these programs for our community is possible because of the network of people from Bellingham and beyond that support our supporting youth, teens, adults and the elderly. More to come about the successes of the evening so stay tuned.