LANGSVILLE — Ohio Horseman’s Meigs Chapter hosted their second “Ride for Wishes” on June 11 at the AEP/Gaven Equine Trail Area, located at St. Rt. 124 in Langsville.
Riders took to the trails on horseback and raised more than $7,000 for 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.
A considerable amount of time and effort by Meigs OHC members go into making the event both fun and successful.
Paul McDaniel Jr., president of the Meigs chapter, reported that horse riders and non-riders gathered on Saturday as club members prepared food, registered donations and awarded door prizes.
Club members and brothers Kenny, Ed and Larry Turley were in charge of the “hog roast,” a highlight of the Ride, courtesy of the donation by Kevin Meadows and Don Neal.
The first prize award for the most money collected went to Ed Turley, who was presented with a saddle; he immediately donated the saddle back to the fundraising event, and in turn, it was raffled, with the money going to Make-A-Wish.
Kenny Turley came in second, and Shayla Hysell was third. Both won a bucket full of prizes.
Also donating a saddle to be raffled was Cindy Nitz.
The 50/50 drawing was won by Roger Swartz, who donated the funds back to Make-A-Wish.
Jo Beth, a supervisor from the Make-A-Wish foundation, was on hand to enjoy the day and accept the donation.
Plans are already being made for the 2017 Ride, and the group has other fundraisers planned, including the St. Jude Ride on Sept. 17.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155, Ext. 2551.