A Coon Valley nonprofit primarily focused on helping disabled youth, adults and military veterans is hosting some sort of open house on Saturday – an open farm.
Since a pandemic struck, HorseSense has seen a great need in La Crosse and surrounding counties for its services – services funded entirely by the community.
Saturday’s drive-through fundraiser from 10 a.m. to noon will show his 40-acre farm atop 10-Mile Hill in Coon Valley (map), will include therapy horses parked along the ride, where guests are encouraged to chat with them.
“Our program has grown significantly, especially in response to COVID,” Executive Director Samantha Hall told Z93. “So we feel really blessed to still be here and unable to help our community during this time.”
This is where the community comes in, as HorseSense relies entirely on donations from people and organizations who see the value of therapeutic riding. It’s fundraisers like these that are so important, because they can’t do it the traditional way.
Throughout the driving tour there will also be BINGO and other fun activities available for the kids to play as they navigate the property. A 50-50 raffle will also be organized.
Music is made possible by the media sponsor of the Fall Harvest Festival Mid-West Family – La Crosse will be playing throughout the event.
Guests are encouraged to bring cash with them to purchase raffle tickets and cupcakes at the event. Custom cupcakes will be available for purchase for $ 3 each or two for $ 5.
HorseSense portable devices will also be available on site for purchase.
Cash raffle tickets are available for $ 10 each. The 50-50 raffle draw will take place after the event at 12:30 p.m. at HorseSense, but participants can tune in live on their Facebook page instead, watch the drawing online – you don’t have to be there to win.
If you are unable to attend the event, but can still donate, you can do so at their website.