Submitted by Lou Ann & Katsuro Sakaki
CATHEYS VALLEY – The Wayward Ponies’ Home sixth annual Open House was a huge success thanks to the efforts and generosity of many people.
Our second potluck raffle rocked, and people went home with exciting prizes donated by local merchants and professionals:
A-Chu-Chu-Mi Massage Therapy, Bett’s Gold Coin, Anita Starchman Bryant, Carisio Chiropractic, Catheys Valley Food & Gas, Charles Street Dinner House, Ciera Wine Cellars, Chocolate Soup, Eastwood’s 49’er, Foster’s Ace Hardware, Fremont House, Glenda’s Cowgirl Candy, Grace Note Chimes, The Green Leaf Cottage, High Country Health Foods & Café, Jantz Bakery, Mariposa Feed, Miner’s Mix, Mud Daubers Pottery, Owens Creek Company, Pioneer Market, Pizza Factory, Pony Expresso, Prospectors Brewing Company, Shawna Dahl Foundation Quarter Horses & Riding Club, Simplicity Salon, Slim’s Oasis Feed & Supply, The Vault, Yosemite Ale Werks,Yosemite Treats, and Yosemite Ziplines & Adventure Ranch. Many Merced County businesses contributed as well.
Thanks also to the many individuals who helped make the event a success by their attendance and contributions. Their names are on our website’s Donors Page, www.waywardponies.org.
Wayward Ponies’ Home is a nonprofit, permanent sanctuary whose mission is to provide a home for a limited number of ponies and horses.
The organization promotes compassionate care for all, and currently has given a “forever home” to 14 four-legged souls, and educates the public on horse care through the website and by way of the open house, held every February.
Lou Ann & Katsuro Sakaki, Wayward Ponies’ Home, PO Box 336, Catheys Valley CA 95306, 209-742-6808