April 2015

Runnin' WJ Ranch Horseshoe Review News

Flapjack Fun!

Runnin' WJ Ranch, A World for Children, Bowie County Child Welfare Board and Circle C Cowboy Church of Mt. Pleasant had a great time on Saturday, March 28 enjoying fellowship and good ol' fashioned flapjacks!

Applebee's Texarkana and Applebee's Mt. Pleasant hosted the fundraising events and foster families and their children, friends of the Ranch,Board members and friends of the church and their members came together to support great causes.

Circle C Cowboy Church planned the fundraising event to raise support and awareness of their Hooves and Halos Ministry.

A World for Children and the Bowie County Child Welfare Board are great organizations that help, recruit and support foster families in our area and AWFC is state wide! It was great to meet some of these families and their children and get to know this wonderful organization.

Thank you to everyone who came for a good breakfast on Saturday and showed your love for the kids!

Our Friends from Kohl's

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Ranch Rider Kaylee with Miss New Boston, Alexis May

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Local Case Manager for A World For Children, Gaye Beard, and Gingerbread Productions' Little Miss Texas, Izabella Patty

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Izabella Patty and Runnin' WJ Ranch Director of Public Relations and Development, Mary Lynn Patterson

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Benefit Trail Ride and Silent Auction

Saturday, April 11th, 10am-6:30pm

562 County Road 3559, Queen City, Texas 75572

Riders and wagons leave at 10:00 a.m. and back around 4:30 p.m.

There will be a pause in the trail ride for lunch. Please bring a sack lunch with you. Hamburgers will be provided by Runnin’ WJ Ranch for supper. Donations welcomed!

DIRECTIONS: The easiest way to find us is to enter our address into Google Maps. Mule Camp address: 562 County Road 3559, Queen City, Texas 75572

From Texarkana, Texas: Go South on US Highway 59 about 15 miles. You will see a
Church on the right and country road 3660. Turn right on 3660.

You will come to a T in the road, Turn left on 3659. Go about a quarter mile and turn right at the next church on 3559. Follow 3559 around a right angle turn. Soon you will see the fence and gate of Mule Camp. Make a right hand turn into the gate. You are there.

Don't pass the gate or you will wind up at the end of a dead end road and it is really hard
to turn a big rig around down there.

From Atlanta, Texas: Go North on US Highway 59 about 15 miles from the Wal-Mart and
Tractor Supply until you get to County Road 3660. Turn left onto 3660. The directions
are the same as above from there.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT KAREN AKIN 903-293-9701 or 903-838-3223

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Spring Time at the Ranch!

Look at Skyler in her matching helmet and t-shirt!

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Corey found the football egg that matches the card Ms. Shelly gave him

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Jahiem rides Checkers with his volunteers, Kathy and David

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Ethan loves coming to the Ranch

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Chloe turns Sli to where she wants him to go

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Meeting Mrs. Dolly

Runnin' WJ Ranch had the privilege of meeting a special lady on Wednesday, April 1. Mrs. Dolly Marting, from Dallas, visited the Ranch for the first time to see our students in action and tour the facilities. She gave horses Sli, Jack Frost and Kat a little love and enjoyed meeting our rider, Savannah, who introduced herself and her horse to Mrs. Dolly during class.

Mrs. Dolly has two grandchildren with special needs and loves to give back to great organizations that love the special needs community. This year, she graciously sponsored one of our students.

We were honored to have her at the Ranch and look forward to hopefully many more visits to come!

Thank you, Mrs. Dolly!

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Runnin' WJ Ranch Therapeutic Center, Inc.

Runnin' WJ Ranch, a Christian non-profit organization, opened its doors for therapeutic riding classes in September of 2001. The core of the operation is its 400 volunteers. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center (www.pathintl.org). Runnin' WJ Ranch is under the direction of Executive Director, Sam Clem, and is funded by organizations, foundations and individual donors.