This is the first article in a series of topics that were covered at the Metrowest Masters and Wardens meeting held on August 30th at Anoka Lodge #30.
Anoka Lodge #30 and the Bones Brothers BBQ Team have joined up with We Can Ride Organization to support them and help with a fund raiser. The fund raiser event will be held on October 13, 2011 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the Minnetoka Community Center located at 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN. This is the 4th Annual Make the Impact Event. There is no cost for the event and the BBQ buffet is served between 5:30pm -6:30pm with the program from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. The photos attached are both sides of a post card with more information.
The lodge is asking other lodges or individuals to be a table captain and ask 6 other individuals attend the event. Again there is no cost for the event, but they will be asking for donations or pledges to the organization. It looks like a great way for a lodge to do community service work and be recognized for their participation with the masonic emblem on the back of the postcards.
We Can Ride was founded in 1982 and provides Hippo therapy, Therapeutic Riding, and Horse-drawn Carriage programs for children and adults living with disabilities. The first class started with six individuals and today they have over 300 riders and 600 volunteers on a annual basis.
We Can Ride has developed into a Premier Accredited Member Center of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). Their web address is http://www.wecanride.org/.
One individual commented, "When I'm riding my horse,no one can tell I have a disability.