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SUMMER 2018 NEWSLETTER

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

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ANT FEATURED AT MICROSOFT EVENT

This July, ANT bunnies and Gabby (the golden retriever) were featured guests at the Microsoft One Week Expo in Redmond, WA!  Jessie Pemble (Mobile ANT Coordinator) and Kelsy Hartmann (Barn Manager) drove the Mobile ANT Van down south for the 2-day event, and hosted a “Cuddle Corner” for guests (all Microsoft employees) to enjoy. This is the second time ANT has been asked to provide therapy animals for a corporate event in order to relieve stress (read about our visit to

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MOBILE ANT DELIVERS CUDDLE TIME TO MICROSOFT CONFERENCE

We are so pleased to have been a part of the Microsoft Build Conference in Seattle this May; we brought Mobile ANT to nearly 6,000 people at the Washington State Convention Center!  The event was covered by the Seattle Times – Please check out the article below!  Thank you Microsoft for the opportunity to spread healing and relaxation with our therapy animals. Read full article here Software developers take cuddle break with farm animals at Microsoft Build conference Originally published May 9,

OSKAR’S AMERICA AT THE PICKFORD FILM CENTER

Animals as Natural Therapy is proud to partner with the Pickford Film Center for the 2018 Bellingham Children’s Film Festival! Join ANT and the Pickford Film Center for a special screening of “Oskar’s America”, featuring special guests Toby & Persephone the miniature horses, plus other fun farm animals!   When 10-year-old Oskar’s mom leaves him with his grandpa to go to America, he sets up a nutty plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat with his new friend

WINTER 2018 NEWSLETTER

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  

Community of Stars 8th Annual Gala

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

CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH ANT

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

Minis & Microbrews: A Success!

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

12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social

  Join us for the 12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social! September 9th, 1-4pm ~ FREE 721 Van Wyck Road, Bellingham WA Enjoy delicious ice cream, games & activities for all ages, a petting zoo, horse demonstrations, and of course, great live music! Bring your friends and family to Windy Acres for a day of fun on the farm! A FREE event for the whole family, come learn about our animals, programs, and how you can get involved. This