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The Ryerss Farm Annual “Yard Sale In The Barn” was held on Saturday, May 11th in the main barn at Ryerss Farm. The sale is a yearly event to raise money for the care of the 75 horses who are retired and rescued residents of the farm. This year was a great success and raised approximately $7,500.00. The event began at 9am and people lined up outside to get in as soon as the barn doors opened! Thirty of the stalls had been turned into “shops” or departments, featuring different categories of goods for sale. Some of these included toys, books, glassware, holiday items, art and pictures, horse accessories and riding equipment, china, garden items, sporting goods and furniture. All items in the sale had been generously donated to Ryerss. Chairperson for the event was Ryerss Volunteer Ella Kean who worked tirelessly, along with her many volunteer helpers, to make it the success it was. In addition to the shopping, many visitors enjoyed meeting the horses who were nearby in the paddocks and fields outside the barn.
The First Annual Ryerss 5K Run and One Mile Walk took place at the farm on Saturday, April 27th, with over 100 participants who ran or walked the cross country course around the farm pastures and paddocks. It was a beautiful clear, cool day with many spectators coming to enjoy the race. The event raised over $5,000.00 which will help with the care of our 75 resident horses! Many of the runners received medals for winning times in several categories but the top prizes were won by Rich McIntyre for BEST OVERALL MALE TIME and by Marilyn Eaton for BEST OVERALL FEMALE TIME. After the Run was over and the award ceremony completed, many people visited the barn and fence lines to see the horses and give them treats of carrots.