Horseman’s Association rides for “Wishes”

By Lorna Hart - [email protected]

LANGSVILLE — Meigs Ohio Horseman’s Chapter hosted their first Ride for Wishes July 24 at the AEP/Gaven Equine Trail Area, located at St. Rt. 124 in Langsville.

Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation, an organization whose vision is to make the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition come true.

The Foundation, established in 1980, has granted over 160,000 wishes to children in the U.S. between the ages of 2½ and 18 years of age.

The ride had approximately seventy in attendance. Thirty riders enjoyed the well kept trails that wind through the area. Don Neal, Kevin Meadows and Danny King provided food and the club provided dessert for those attending. The day also included door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and other prizes for top donation collectors.

A representative from Make A Wish Foundation, Georgana Koblentz, provided information about the foundation and explained how donations are used to grant wishes. Koblentz was the winner of the 50/50 drawing and generously donated the prize money to Make A Wish.

Horse halters were awarded to the first-, second- and third-highest donation collections; Kenny Turley, first place, Ed Turley, second place and Kevin Meadows, third place. The recipients then donated the halters to be auction, with the proceeds going to Make A Wish.

A considerable amount of time and effort by Meigs OHC members went into making the event a success. By raising almost $5,000, their contribution will help to ensure a child will have a wish come true.

Lorna Hart can be reached at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551

By Lorna Hart

[email protected]