Pheasant Hill Equine Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) (status pending), which was formed after a few months of caring for the horses. We are composed of an active and caring board of directors whose members have donated more than $8,000 of their own personal money toward the rehabilitation of the horses.
One of our donations was toward the construction of our Web site. www.phequinefoundation.org. Because the majority of the horses were feral, the rehabilitation process has been complicated, expensive and ongoing. It is difficult to find a person experienced in handling a feral horse. To help make the horses more adoptable, we have employed an experienced handler to work with them in our donated round pen.
The $500 adoption fee is a respectable token amount, which in no way comes close to the amount invested in any horse. A $500 adoption fee also does not represent a large part of funding for any rescue.
Serious, committed people adopting a horse realize that $500 is a small amount when compared to the yearly and lifelong costs to maintain a horse. They are more than willing to pay the fee as a "thank you" to the rescue for its efforts in rehabilitating the horse.
We are in the process of transferring ownership of the horses from Washington County Humane Society to Pheasant Hill Equine Foundation Inc.
To support the horses, we have begun an active fundraising campaign to include an open house on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. You may find more information on the Web site noted above. Our fundraising includes solicitation of businesses and individuals for donations, media coverage through newspapers, television, magazines, the Internet and grant writing.
I hope that this answers some of your questions. Please be assured that many tireless hours of loving, competent care have been given to the horses at Pheasant Hill Equine Foundation Inc.
Pheasant Hill Equine Foundation Inc.
Homes were destroyed, but our lives were spared!
To the editor:
In the early morning hours of July 10, a tragedy struck and four homes were destroyed by fire. Immediately neighbors sprang into action and opened their homes and their hearts to provide a safe haven for us. Our families, friends, neighbors and strangers supported us through one of the longest nights of our lives.
We all have felt the love, generosity and support from the Greencastle, Pa., area. The numerous businesses, churches, civic organizations, friends, relatives and neighbors supplied food, clothing, shelter and financial assistance from the very beginning of our tragedy.
These people worked tirelessly, starting the very next day, to assist in salvaging what they could. We thank you all! We have realized that we can replace things, but cannot put a price on our lives.
We want to extend a special thanks to the emergency personnel of the Rescue Hose Co. Fire and Ambulance, Fire Police, surrounding fire departments, Greencastle police, and our EMA fire coordinator. They worked diligently to try to save our homes, but the fire had too much of a head start.
We wish it were possible to thank all of the individuals who have been so kind and thoughtful. We love and appreciate all of you! We thank God we live in the small town of Greencastle. God bless you all!
Harold and Marlene
Prather & Virginia Hull
There's a time for everything and now it is time for prayer
To the editor:
The Holy Bible tells us there is a time for everything under the sun. A time to be born and die. To plant and harvest. To build up and break down. A time to laugh and cry, to mourn and dance, to keep and cast out, to speak and be silent. A time to love and hate, a time for peace and war.
As we think on these things, is it time for us to be more thankful and less complaining. Have more oncern for others and less for ourselves. To dress decently and less revealing. It's time to use proper language and not filth. To show respect not ignorance. To learn and teach. To honor those deserving and forget liars and cheats.
It is time to embrace our Savior and kick Satan out. Most importantly, it is time for fervent prayers of all peoples to be raised for help and guidance in every phase of our lives. These are crucial times.