Community Open House

Nature's Edge Therapy Center hosted an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 9, to thank the community for their votes that helped to win Chloe, A Gypsy Vanner mare, during the LexLin Ranch "Gypsy Gift Horse" Facebook voting contest held April - June of this year.  The Open House was held from Noon-3 p.m. at Nature's Edge and hosted about 200 people, offering a free lunch and presentations. The main focus of the event was to introduce Chloe, the Gypsy Vanner horse that was donated to Nature's Edge by LexLin Gypsy Ranch. Chloe was won with 11,790 Facebook votes. Voters cast votes via Facebook or by email daily during the 60-day voting period. The Gypsy Vanner horse, because of its engaging temperament, its strength, intelligence and movement, is ideal for therapy. Becky Payne, director of Nature's Edge, and Barb Flouro, member of the Board of Directors of Nature's Edge, received Chloe at the Passing of the Lead Ceremony at LexLin Ranch in Rockwood, TN, on July 22. Chloe was presented to the community at the Open House with stablemate, Simba, also a Gypsy Vanner purchased from LexLin in January. 

Sponsors for the event include LexLin Gypsy Ranch, Thrivent Financial, Rice Lake Chronotype, WJMC, Cookin' Up A Storm, Schilling Company, Reds in Chetek, Barron Bakery, Main Street Cafe, Brion's Smokehouse Deli, Culligan of Rice Lake, Frito Lay, and Village Hearth.