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Our Grand Opening Celebration:

Picture of Grand Opening's cutting the ribbon.

Cutting The Blue Ribbon

We had lots of fun during our Grand Opening last Saturday!  Thank you to everyone who showed their support by either volunteering at our event or by stopping by to see us!  We worked hard daily for nearly two weeks to get ready for this special event. We appreciate you and could not have put everything together without your help!  Jason Just had a sweet speech he gave, sharing about his “crazy” wife who came to him over five years ago and told them they would be starting a youth ranch some day…and here we are!  We had an official cutting-of-the-ribbon to kick-start the beginning of our youth mentorship program,

Picture of Jason with face painted red, white, and blue.

Goofy Fun With Face Paint

Hands-On-Horses.  We are starting the sessions for this program right after the 4th of July.   Some of our activities included fun with face painting, meeting the horses, crafts, snow cones, a bean-bag- toss game up in the hay barn with stuffed animal prizes, animal balloons which kept popping in the heat (LOL!), hotdogs, and good-ol’ fun visiting with everyone who came!  It was too hot to be outside in the sun, so most of the activities were moved either in the barn or the shop.  Lets not forget Erek Pruitt’s surprise contribution: his Redneck Swimmin’ Hole he created in the back of his rig!  Sitting in it while eating dinner was the perfect ending for the evening!  Thanks Erek!  It was awesome!

We didn’t even get to use some of the games/activities planned because it was just too hot to be out in the sun at all!  We will save our marsh-mellow shooters, our water balloons, our relay contest, and our western cowboy photo-booth for the next time we have a fun BBQ with the community as well as the other activities we did do this time around! So stay tuned!  We are thinking of having a fun time to end the summer season in late August! Who’s with me on this?  Hopefully things will be a tad cooler then.  Let us know if you are interested in having another chance to hang out with us and have some fun!