The annual open house is the Society’s largest on-site fundraising event and 2015 was a record-breaking day by every measure. It raised $30,000 in donations and sponsorships! From the thousands of guests to the many generous individuals and businesses who supported the event and all its activities – face painting, ornament and jewelry making, book signing, raffle and merchandise sales, equine demonstrations, the event raised nearly $35,000 to benefit once-abused or neglected horses. Dunkin’ Donuts donated beaucoup hot chocolate, coffee and baked goods; cider elves from Bangor Savings Bank passed out warm cider; and everywhere inside and out and the barns, horses sniffed small fingers, accepted kind kisses, and delighted families by showing off high spirits in keeping with the day.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Whether you were one of the more than 50 volunteers working to make the event safe and productive, a sponsor without whom it wouldn’t have been possible to stage the event or a first time visitor, please accept the sincere gratitude of the board of directors, staff and the animals. You make the Society’s success not only possible, but delightful reality. And last but not least, we thank the Windham and surrounding communities for their support. As a reminder, you may visit our farm at 279 River Road in Windham any day between 1p.m. and 4 p.m.