August 2014

Runnin' WJ Ranch Horseshoe Review

New Volunteer Orientation, August 9th and August 11th

Saturday, Aug. 9th, 9am-12pm

4802 S Kings Hwy

Texarkana, TX

Runnin' WJ Ranch will host New Volunteer Orientation on August 9 and August 11 from 6-9 pm. If you've been considering volunteer opportunities at the Ranch, come on out to find out what it's all about! You will be truly blessed!

New Barn Expansion Project

Runnin' WJ Ranch is excited to announce we are expanding our current barn and tack room space, to fully accommodate our horse herd. We also hope to add a new therapy classroom within the expansion for use during inclement weather.

We are excited to share that Wadley Foundation awarded us with a $20,000 grant to begin this project. We have several outstanding grants for the expansion as well and have received light and lumber donations as we begin construction.

We want to thank Mr. Mack Dean, Mr. Ron Isaacson, Aaron Tobey, Joseph Cochran and Mr. John Miller for beginning the work on this project, enduring the July heat to help us grow!

We are very blessed as we continue to grow at the Ranch!

Big image
Big image
Big image

Swingin' good time at Runnin' WJ!

We also have a new landmark as you drive past the Ranch sure to turn heads! If you see Mr. Sam swinging during the afternoon on our new playground, you know it's a good day!

Now students, with parent, teacher or guardian supervision, can enjoy the playground while they are waiting for their turn to ride.

All in a day's!

Mary Lynn, Director of Public Relations and Development, Narda, Volunteer Coordinator and Sam enjoy a good swing in the afternoon
Big image
Big image

Vacation Bible School Blessings

We want to thank Rock Creek Baptist Church of Maud, Myrtle Springs Baptist Church, Macedonia Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and Hickory Hill Baptist Church for giving to the Ranch through Vacation Bible School.

We received monetary and necessity gifts from these churches. We thank these boys and girls and their leaders for loving us as Christian brothers and sisters!

Big image
Rock Creek Baptist Church in Maud blessed Runnin' WJ with all these goodies during their Vacation Bible School! We are so thankful for all of the items, which we go through regularly at the Ranch!
Big image
Rock Creek Baptist Church kids enjoy Vacation Bible School week with a fun theme titled "Weird Animals".
Young Cowboys and Cowgirls enjoy Vacation Bible School at Macedonia Baptist Church with the theme "Cross Canyon Trail".

In Mrs. Margie's Words...

Our Board of Director's Secretary, Margie Whitehead, wrote this beautiful poem to commemorate our Seventh Annual Benefit Barrel Race. We wanted to share it with you.

Thank you, Margie, for your sweet words!

Big image

Runnin' WJ Ranch Therapeutic Center, Inc.

The 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 over 300 volunteers. The Runnin' WJ is under the direction of executive director, Sam Clem, and is funded by organizations, foundations and invidividuals