It was a blistering hot day June 16 at Happy Trails Cowboy Church but the children, their parents and the volunteers did not notice the heat because they were engrossed in a day of fun. Fun in a way they had never experienced before. They were part of a movement to recognize families of adopted and foster children through the use of horses. This was the second year Happy Trails Cowboy Church hosted a Fun Day for the parents and their adopted and foster
children. This event focuses on fun and showing love for these great families by introducing experiences that they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to enjoy.
They rode ponies, horses, learned to use a rope to lasso a steer, took buggy and wagon rides, participated in games from three legged sack races, water balloon toss, and many other activities too numerous to list. Their laughter and screams of joy were ample payment to the many volunteers who made this a once in a lifetime experience for these families.
And did we mention the food? Hotdogs, cupcakes and plenty of drinks to keep everyone hydrated. Scott Lawson, Pastor of Happy Trails, presented some great words of encouragement and overall set the pace for a fun and high energy experience. The children were all presented their very own stick horse to practice their riding skills in preparation for their special Fun Day next year. Thanks volunteers, you were awesome.♦