We are getting geared up for our Have a Heart Fundraiser! Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the New Friendly Restaurant, Rte 1, Perry. A portion of the day's sales will go to the shelter. And boy do we need it. Just got the latest bill from the vet. In all, between Major and Fern we are in for more than $1,000 from the end of December through the end of January. YIKES!
Anyway, back to the big day. We will have raffles and door prizes. We are also doing a "fundraiser within a fundraiser." We are collecting returnable bottles and cans. The cash raised here will go toward our Emergency Feed Fund. We will have our stock trailer at the restaurant so that anyone who brings bottles/cans can put them right in our trailer, which we will then take to our favorite redemption center, Johnson's Shell, on Rte. 1. Continue reading
Bangor Savings Community Matters More Foundation will give a total of $100,000 to 68 Maine non-profit organizations. Which organizations will get it? That's up to you! There are many worthy organizations out there. We hope you will consider writing in First Light Farm Equine Shelter under the DOWNEAST section of the ballot. Any Maine resident may vote, no age limit. You may vote up to three times in three different regions. We could sure use your help! Continue reading
As a fundraiser for the shelter, this famous group performed three shows at the fairgrounds in Pembroke. It was an amazing experience for us all and a phenomenal effort by the volunteers. Organizing the event took a huge amount of work, but it went off without a hitch. Hosting a world-famous show takes a lot of guts, but nothing is too big for FLFES, I guess. Every detail was handled by the volunteers, even directing traffic. I don't know how much money we made for the the shelter yet, but all three shows were well-attended thanks to the publicity.....another volunteer effort....so I'm sure it was considerable. I have not been very active at the shelter lately, so personally I didn't do much to help, but I am very proud of everyone. And the show was wonderful. As I child I saw the movie about these unique horses being rescued from Austria during WW11 by the Americans as Hitler descended on Vienna. They were taken to Spain to safety. I always wanted to see them. Who would have thought that it would happen in Pembroke Maine? Continue reading
Royal Lipizzaner Stallions - Fun and Fundraising Event! What are you doing in July? If you're going to be in Downeast Maine, be sure to mark your calendar for July 20, 21, & 22. You DON'T want to miss the Royal Lipizzaner Stallions! They will be performing at the Pembroke Fairgrounds, Old County Road, Pembroke, Maine. One show nightly at 6PM Continue reading