RSS Feed http://hoovesandhalos.org This is an RSS Feed en Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:14:31 +0000 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:14:31 +0000 5 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/spring-playday-2020-canceled Spring Playday 2020 Canceled http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/spring-playday-2020-canceled <p>On Tuesday morning, March 10th, this email was sent, and then a Facebook post. What a roller coaster day!!! As horrible as I felt cancelling this event, the blessings were absolutely miraculous! We had felt, for about three weeks, that we might have to cancel due to the threat of coronavirus. I couldn't accept this at all, at first. I know the Lord was preparing me the entire time, for this decision that I've never had to make in the history of our organization. </p><p> </p><p>Good Morning,</p><p>I will post on Facebook, soon, this very difficult announcement. We are canceling/postponing the Playday, until the Fall. This is so hard! My heart is breaking for the guests and all of you that have to tell your kiddos and adults that we won't be playing. Those of you who have spent hours planning, buying and preparing for our guests to have the time of their lives, I feel horrible. </p><p>We protect our families and loved ones with all our might. You all are family to me, to us., and we love you all!!! We go above and beyond to make sure that everyone is safe and protected at our events. We have plain clothes off duty Police, uniformed Police, EMS, Fire Department, Nurses, retired Military/Police that mingle among us at all times, just to prevent "problems". We spend hours trying to foresee, and prevent, any incidents that could happen. We even get the train slowed (it stopped at last event) just for us!!!!</p><p>We can not see this threat, the viruses. We have germ x, cleaners, and everything else that we could get to fight this invisible enemy. But, even with all that, I don't feel that we can take a risk of even one of our guests coming in contact with one of the flu viruses. I can live with the disappointment, but not the idea that one of our guests could become ill, or even worse, because of our event. </p><p>Please send me pictures of your kiddos, your Easter posters and anything else that you would like to share with the rest of this family. I will post them on Facebook and we will have a virtual party. (Please protect any faces that do not need to be shared).</p><p>Planning to see you all October 1st at our next event!!!</p><p>Praying for all of us, and look forward to seeing you soon!!</p><p>On Facebook- </p><p>Today, I must make an announcement that I’ve never had to make before. Due to extenuating circumstances, we must postpone our Playday until Fall. We have no way of protecting our guests and volunteers from the threat of illness.<br> We work diligently to protect our guests from anything that would injure, or in any way hurt them. Being a nurse of 35 years, I may be over-reacting, but we cannot take this chance. I can live with the fact that so many will be disappointed, easier than I could live with the fact that our event was the reason someone became ill and possibly worse.<br> We have worked around floods, mud, cold and heat. We have overcome obstacles that should have shut us down. We have persevered through some rough times and insurmountable obstacles. But, this threat from an unseen virus, is beyond our ability to overcome.<br> In closing, I would like to thank all the unsung heroes, that enable us to pull off these miraculous events!!! Your work and perseverance do not go unnoticed. We thank you and expect to see you October 1st at our next scheduled event.<br> Praying for all and look forward to seeing you in the Fall.t6g.</p><p> </p><p>It is now almost 10pm, and messages, texts, calls, and emails have finally slowed down! I can't tell you how many people I talked with today. Not one!!! was negitive or critical. Many were terribly dissapointed, but all encouraging and supportive. </p><p> May God Protect us!! Please keep on praying, we Will make it through this, we know the ONE in control (and it's not any human!!)</p><p>Your sister in Christ</p><p>Johnette</p> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/what-to-expect-at-the-playday What to Expect at the Playday http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/what-to-expect-at-the-playday <p>What to Expect at the Playday- </p><p>On March 26th, 2020 we will hold our 13th special Playday. Everything is the same as the Fall event, except the date and theme (our theme will be Easter )</p><p>We will have a volunteer breifing at 7:30am in the Civic Center Building. Volunteers, please try to attend this short meeting. </p><p>Volunteer buses and vans start arriving as early as 8am at 960 Wheeler Drive, Winnsboro, TX. 75494. Horses need to be there (with their humans!!) by 8:00. (REMEMBER COGGINS)  Our participant buses usually start arriving between 8:30-9am. </p><p>Our activities include: horseback riding, mini horse cart rides and petting area, games and activities, animal balloons by Sonshine the Clown, face painting, music and dancing, lunch, and any other activities that our amazing volunteers bring.</p><p>Everything is free to our guests (this includes everyone that comes with our special guests- family, teachers, caregivers, and support staff.) Everything that we give our guests is donated by someone!!! Thank you to our sponsors and those special donation angels that help us pull this off!!!!</p><p>We are so excited that we will see you soon!!!</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/registration-for-spring-2020-playday Registration for Spring 2020 Playday http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/registration-for-spring-2020-playday <!--StartFragment--><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Registration for the Spring 2020 Event will run from February 10th-March 5th. The Registration Forms are available, now.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Look forward to hearing from you, soon!!</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Johnette and Kasie</p><!--EndFragment--> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/physical-address-to-the-playday Physical Address to the Playday http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/physical-address-to-the-playday <p><strong><em><u>All entrances will be closed except this one!</u></em></strong></p><p><u style="font-size: 0.9rem; font-weight: lighter;">960 Wheeler Drive</u></p><p><u>Winnsboro, Tx. 75494</u></p><p>Your bus/van drivers will need the address for their requisitions and GPS, this will get you to the only entrance to the park that will be open. Turn north between Tractor Supply and East Texas Automotive. This is an oildirt road, not a highway.</p><p><strong><em><u>All entrances will be closed except this one!</u></em></strong></p><p><br></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2020 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/step-by-step-instructions-for-registration-of-schooladult-groups Step by Step instructions for registration of SCHOOL/ADULT GROUPS!!! http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/step-by-step-instructions-for-registration-of-schooladult-groups <p>Good Morning!!!</p><p>Registration opens Feb. 10th for the Spring Playday!</p><p>If you have questions, read this. If you don't find the answers, let's talk. Send me a note and I will add questions and answers here.</p><p><u>Internet Explorer is not compatable with our Website. You will need to use a newer browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, ect. </u></p><p>Take a breath and look around. It really gets easier after you have looked around a little.</p><p><strong><em><u>School/Adult group Registration</u></em></strong>:</p><ul><li>Go to <u>REGISTER</u> at the top</li><li>Click on <u>Guest (or the form that applies to you)</u></li><li>Put the<u> leader</u> of the group first</li><li>Click on <u>Add Attendee</u></li><li>Fill in one sheet for every guest (It helps decrease confusion if you have your list on paper, go down the list, check each name off after you have registered them)</li><li>Check <u>"I am not a robot"</u></li><li>Hit <u>Submit</u></li></ul><p>Your registration comes to us.</p><p>You will see a Thank You page. <u>Download </u>your registration and check it for accuracy. ( If at all possible, use Microsoft Edge Browser, everything works better in there) If there are any problems, send me the info by email or contact form .</p><p><br></p><p>I promise this will actually be easier for all of us, once we have worked with it a little.</p><p>Pray you are having a blessed day!!</p><p>Johnette</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2020 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/spanish-release-form-for-minor-adult-with-guardian Spanish Release form for Minor-Adult with Guardian http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/spanish-release-form-for-minor-adult-with-guardian <p>Several of you have asked for Spanish versions of our release/waiver forms. </p><p>To download a copy of our Spanish Minor Release Form, click <em><u><a href="https://1drv.ms/w/s!AvjkfoBxC-A3iHp-c2P-CKf35ltp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HERE</a></u></em></p><p>If you have any problems downloading or printing, send me a note on the contact page and I will email it to you.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/release-form-links Release Form Links http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/release-form-links <p>Just thought we would make it easier to find the release forms!! Everyone who attends, needs to have one.</p><p>Here are the links. Just click and download what you need.</p><p>Guest/Minor Release form: <a href="https://hoovesandhalos.org/uploads/Minor-Adult%20with%20Gaurdian%20Release.pdf" rel="nofollow"><u>https://hoovesandhalos.org/uploads/Minor-Adult%20with%20Gaurdian%20Release.pdf</u></a></p><p>Adult/Volunteer form:<u> <a href="https://hoovesandhalos.org/uploads/Adult-Volunteer%20Release.pdf" rel="nofollow">https://hoovesandhalos.org/uploads/Adult-Volunteer%20Release.pdf</a></u></p><p>Spanish Minor release form: <a href="https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=37E00B71807EE4F8!1146&ithint=file%2cdocx&app=Word&authkey=!AH5zY_4Ip_fmW2k" rel="nofollow"><u>https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=37E00B71807EE4F8!1146&ithint=file%2cdocx&app=Word&authkey=!AH5zY_4Ip_fmW2k</u></a></p><p><u><br></u></p><p>Remember, if you have any problems, we are just a call, text or email away!!</p><p>Pray you are having a blessed day!!!</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/fall-2019-registration-dates-opens-august-12th Fall 2019 Registration Dates-Opens August 12th http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/fall-2019-registration-dates-opens-august-12th <p>Registration for the Fall 2019 Event will run from August 12-September 9th. The Registration Forms are now available, but please don't expect confirmation emails until after the 12th. </p><p>Look forward to hearing from you, soon!!</p><p>Johnette </p> Sun, 04 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/april-30th-save-the-date-make-a-difference April 30th, Save the Date, Make a Difference!!! http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/april-30th-save-the-date-make-a-difference <p>Would you like to help create some precious smiles???</p><p><!--StartFragment-->  We, Hooves and Halos, are joining an amazing event held here in East Texas, for East Texans! This is our first time to participate, so it is definitely a learning experience for us. Our details on the ETGD site are sketchy, but you can find all the info about our organization within the pages of this website. <br>   As you all well know, our Playdays are free to all those who attend (participants, families, caregivers, teachers, all support personnel and volunteers). We have been so thankful to be able to give everyone a t-shirt, food, gifts and prizes. Every penny that is donated to Hooves and Halos goes toward making this all possible!<br>    <u><i><b>On April 30, 2019, from 6:00 a.m. to midnight</b></i></u>, Hooves and Halos will be participating in East Texas Giving Day. ETGD is an 18-hour day of giving that provides critical funding for nonprofits by connecting donors with organizations like us. <br>Please visit <a href="https://www.easttexasgivingday.org/hoovesandhalos" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.easttexasgivingday.org/hoovesandhalos</a> anytime between 6:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m., and click "Donate Now." Your donation will go a long way in helping us provide for close to 2000 people at our October 3rd event. We invite you to participate April 30th in this area-wide day of giving back--whether from your desk, your cell phone or off your couch! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.<br>    Please feel free to share this info with anyone that you feel would like to join our amazing group of sponsors! <br><br><br>We sincerely appreciate your gifts that help bring smiles to our special guests! <br><br><!--EndFragment--></p><p>Johnette</p><p><br></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/spring-2019-perfect Spring 2019- Perfect!!! http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/spring-2019-perfect <p><br></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in; line-height:16.2pt">PERFECT!!!</p><p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in; line-height:16.2pt;background-clip: border-box;background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%;background-position-y: 0%;background-size: auto; box-sizing: border-box;Open Sans"Arial,sans-serif;orphans: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-attachment:scroll;word-spacing:0px'>If you could have a perfect springtime day, with almost nothing going wrong (nothing major), WE HAD IT!!!</p><p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in; line-height:16.2pt;background-clip: border-box;background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%;background-position-y: 0%;background-size: auto; box-sizing: border-box;Open Sans"Arial,sans-serif;orphans: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-attachment:scroll;word-spacing:0px'>When you plan an event like this, with "special guests" and animals, primarily horses, you can expect that something will go amiss. I have heard a few suggestions for improvement, which we always listen to and try to accommodate, but 99% of the responses have been overwhelmingly positive. </p><p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in; line-height:16.2pt;background-clip: border-box;background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%;background-position-y: 0%;background-size: auto; box-sizing: border-box;Open Sans"Arial,sans-serif;orphans: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-attachment:scroll;word-spacing:0px'>Thank you all for coming and having a great time with us.</p><p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in; line-height:16.2pt;background-clip: border-box;background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%;background-position-y: 0%;background-size: auto; box-sizing: border-box;Open Sans"Arial,sans-serif;orphans: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-attachment:scroll;word-spacing:0px'>Pictures will soon be available for viewing! It takes a while to upload all these wonderful memories!</p><p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in; line-height:16.2pt;background-clip: border-box;background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%;background-position-y: 0%;background-size: auto; box-sizing: border-box;Open Sans"Arial,sans-serif;orphans: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-attachment:scroll;word-spacing:0px'>Your friend</p><p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in; line-height:16.2pt;background-clip: border-box;background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0%;background-position-y: 0%;background-size: auto; box-sizing: border-box;Open Sans"Arial,sans-serif;orphans: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-attachment:scroll;word-spacing:0px'>Johnette</p><p><br></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/registration-opens-feb-1st-for-spring-2019-playday Registration opens Feb 1st for Spring 2019 Playday http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/registration-opens-feb-1st-for-spring-2019-playday <p>Here we go again!!!</p><p>We are getting ready for the Spring event. Registration does not officially open until Feb. 1st, but some of our amazing volunteers have already started signing up!! I am constantly blessed by the people that come to help and love our guests. I can promise, there is no organization on the planet, that can boast of a better quality and quantity of volunteers than we have. If you've been to our Playdays, you understand what I mean when I say, we are family. There is a bond between us that you rarely find. We all come together, join hands and create an adventure for our guests that they will never forget. We never tire of the "heartwarming" stories that evolve from the love and compassion that is shown by guests and volunteers at these events. </p><p> </p><p>Pray for a warm “springtime” day and come enjoy the adventure!</p><p>Your friend and co-worker</p><p>Johnette</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/volunteer-groups-anyone-that-is-registering-more-than-one-person-questions-answered-here VOLUNTEER GROUPS ( anyone that is registering more than one person). Questions answered here. http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/volunteer-groups-anyone-that-is-registering-more-than-one-person-questions-answered-here <p>To register more than one volunteer:</p><!--StartFragment--><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem 1.1rem; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6; list-style-position: outside; font-family: " open=""><li>Go to <u>REGISTER</u> at the top</li><li>Click on <u>Volunteer Group</u></li><li>Put the<u> leader</u> of the group first</li><li>Click on <u>Add Attendee</u></li><li>Fill in one sheet for every guest (It helps decrease confusion if you have your list on paper, go down the list, check each name off after you have registered them)</li><li>Check <u>"I am not a robot"</u></li><li>Hit <u>Submit</u></li></ul><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Your registration comes to us.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">You will see a Thank You page. <u>Download </u>your registration and check it for accuracy. If there are any problems, send me the info by email .</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; font-family: " open=""><br></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">I promise this will actually be easier for all of us, once we have worked with it a little.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; font-family: " open="">Pray you are having a blessed day!!</p><!--EndFragment--> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/permission-from-parents-or-guardianswhat-do-you-do-with-the-release-forms Permission From Parents or Guardians/What do you do with the release forms? http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/permission-from-parents-or-guardianswhat-do-you-do-with-the-release-forms <p>If you have not obtained permission from the parents, yet, don't worry. If you receive a NO on any of the forms, note that on your packet of waivers.Your waivers need to be in an envelope and handed to the registration attendent upon arrival at the Playday on Nov. 1st. You will sign a form on entrance to the park, that states all of the people in your group have signed waivers/releases in the envelope.</p><p> We need your help in keeping kiddos off the horses, if they don't have permission. And, we can't control all cell phones, so please let the parents know this, and help by instructing people that are snapping photos, that your child's photo is not to be taken. </p><p><br></p><p>Thank you for your help!!</p><p>See ya soon!!</p><p>P.S.--Yes you may use forms from previous events (only slight change in the photo area). We need the signature and DATE at the bottom of each form.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/todays-questions-everyone-that-comes-to-the-playday-has-to-sign-a-release Todays Questions!! Everyone that comes to the Playday has to sign a release http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/todays-questions-everyone-that-comes-to-the-playday-has-to-sign-a-release <p>Do the parents, and all that are coming, need to sign up?</p><ul><li>Yes, everyone that comes needs to have a waiver/release form signed, and in your envelope. Also, if we don't know you are coming, we won't have food and tshirts for you.</li><li>There will be a form for the leader of the group to sign, when you get to the Playday, that states that "everyone in your party has a waiver/release in the envelope".</li></ul><p>Can you use waiver/release forms from last Playday?</p><ul><li>If you made copies and had the parents sign for this event, that will be fine. The DATE needs to be at the bottom of the sheet</li></ul><p>Adult/Volunteer Release form, download <a href="https://hoovesandhalos.org/uploads/Adult-Volunteer%20Release.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HERE</a></p><p>Minor Release form, Download <a href="https://hoovesandhalos.org/uploads/Minor-Adult%20with%20Gaurdian%20Release.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/amazing-fall-2018-playday Amazing Fall 2018 Playday!! http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/amazing-fall-2018-playday <p>What a wild ride!!! </p><p>Wednesday night storms passed through and the rain stopped about 1am, Thursday morning. With a little rearranging, the horseback riding arena was moved to higher ground and the event went on as planned. </p><p>We are still returning borrow items to their rightful owners. I promise to add pics, soon, as well as some precious stories.</p><p>Thank all of you, volunteers, caregivers, teachers, and families that came out and enjoyed the day with us!!!</p><p>So many prayed, and so many prayers were answered!!!!</p><p>Be back soon</p><p>Johnette</p><p><br></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 06:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/playday-is-not-cancelled Playday is NOT Cancelled http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/playday-is-not-cancelled <!--StartFragment--><p> THE PLAYDAY IS NOT CANCELLED!!! </p><p> The rain is gone, we are set up. With just a little tweaking, we are ready for horseback riding, and all the things you love to do. Dress warm and we will see you all soon.</p><p> You would not believe how peaceful it is at the park, right now. But just wait,,,,in a few hours, that will change.</p><p> Thank you for your prayers, and thanking the Lord for the answers!!!</p><p> See ya soon!!!!</p><p> Johnette</p><!--EndFragment--> Thu, 01 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/wednesday-weather-in-winnsboro Wednesday Weather in Winnsboro http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/wednesday-weather-in-winnsboro <!--StartFragment--><p> THURSDAY PLAYDAY IS NOT CANCELED. I'll keep you posted.</p><p> We got a brief shower and then it was gone. It didn't even create any good puddles to play in! </p><p>I know what the radar shows. Keep on with the prayers. </p><p> See ya soon</p><p> Johnette</p><!--EndFragment--> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/weather-update Weather Update http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/weather-update <!--StartFragment--><p>Weather Update- We have no reason to cancel the Playday Thursday. Unless a catastrophic event occurs, the show will go on! We have tweaked our set-up a bit and will adjust as needed. The rain looks like it will be through our area about 1am. We plan to have all the outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. We always have Plan B!! We have had events after a big rainstorm, so we know how to adjust. Dress warm and come enjoy. There's lots of hamburgers and hotdogs, hot chocolate and coffee to warm you up. The heater in there works really well!!!</p><p>Look forward to seeing you all soon. (And keep those prayers going!)</p><p>Johnette</p><!--EndFragment--> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/schedule-for-set-up-on-wednesday-oct-31 Schedule for Set Up on Wednesday Oct 31 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/schedule-for-set-up-on-wednesday-oct-31 <p>On Wednesday, October 31, we will set up everything for Thursday's Playday. At 10am, we will start food prep and decorating in the City Auditorium. We welcome anyone that would like to come help. Outside set-up will depend on the weather. We usually start setting up the loading ramps, tents, tables and activity areas, early in the day. According to the weather forecast, as of this morning, we may start the outdoor setup later than usual. We have scheduled 7pm for testing and training new horses. </p><p>Please continue to pray with us for beautiful weather. Stay tuned for updates.</p><p>Side note- I know the maker of the weather, and it is not the meteorologists. Whatever we receive, rain or sunshine, is not in our control. What IS in our control, is how we deal with it. I am thankful for the rain, especially after the drought this summer. We are flexible and will work with whatever the Lord sends our way, and give thanks for HIS blessings!</p><p>See ya soon,</p><p>Johnette</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2018 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/volunteers-thursday-schedule Volunteers- Thursday Schedule http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/volunteers-thursday-schedule <p>We will start Thursday morning with a volunteer meeting @ 7:45am, at the registration desk. It will be set up in the road on the west side of the arena. We will start with prayer and you will receive information that you need for the day. We will all go to our areas and get ready for our guests!! We encourage volunteers to arrive as early as possible. The buses will start rolling in around 8:30, and you don't want to get caught in that line. We expect at least 80 buses, probably more. </p><p>Horses need to be in the arena by 8, 8:30 at the latest. We will test them all to make sure they are not having a bad day. They, like us, can get up on the wrong side of the stall!!</p><p> Praying safe travels for us all, and beautiful sunny day!</p><p>Johnette</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2018 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/weather-the-question-of-the-day Weather-the question of the day!! http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/weather-the-question-of-the-day <p>Many are asking "What do we do if it rains?". We always have a continency plan. Everything will go on as planned. Our Plan B will not leave anyone out in the cold or rain!!</p><p>See you in a few days!!!</p> Sat, 27 Oct 2018 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/dont-panic-registration-is-open-until-october-9th Don't panic! Registration is open until October 9th!!! http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/dont-panic-registration-is-open-until-october-9th <p>If you are trying to get your registration completed today, thank you!!!!!!</p><p>Please be patient with me, as I answer your questions in the order that they come in to me. If, I have not anwered by the end of your day, please send me a text (903-563-1449). I see those immediately. This is all new to me, too (even the email program,lol). Your questions and comments help us get the bugs worked out. </p><p>I will update the blogs with info as it comes to my attention. </p><p>Thank you and hope you are having a blessed day. </p> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/fall-registration-will-begin-september-11th Fall Registration will begin September 11th http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/fall-registration-will-begin-september-11th <p>Will will open registration on September 11th for the Fall Playday to be held November 1st.</p><p> The only difference will be, how you send your information. Under the register tab, you will find the form that fits your needs (on September 11). </p><p>The informaton, that we will need, will be the same as in the past (name, tshirt size, food preference {Hamburger or Hotdog}, waiver/release signed). </p><p>Click here (<a href="http://hooveshalos.gm7site.net/uploads/Minor-Adult%20with%20Gaurdian%20Release.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://hooveshalos.gm7site.net/uploads/Minor-Adult%20with%20Gaurdian%20Release.pdf</a>) to download the release form to be signed by parents/guardians. For the adult form, for individuals that can sign their own consent,  click here ( <a href="http://hooveshalos.gm7site.net/uploads/Adult-Volunteer%20Release.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://hooveshalos.gm7site.net/uploads/Adult-Volunteer%20Release.pdf</a> ). We will need forms for everyone who attends, participants, as well as those who accompany them. These need to be turned in at the registration desk upon arrival. </p><p>Thank you and looking forward to seeing you all!!!!</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/join-the-adventure Join the Adventure! http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/join-the-adventure <p>We have two big events a year, Spring and Fall. Go to the volunteer tab and sign up, if you want to help. But, you may not know that we travel to surrounding areas to help others with Handicapable Rodeos, special events for special needs people, and others with starting programs at their churches. We carry our ramps and horses and help any way that we can. We also have therapy animals that we take to Nursing Homes, Schools and Hospitals. So, no matter what your gift, if it's cooking or playing games or working with horses, or driving a tractor or team of mules in the hayride, or simply loving people, there is a place for you. Our next stop on this adventure is SAFFE Day in Kilgore on Saturday September 15th. We would love for you to join us, as a volunteer or a special hero guest.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 05:00:00 +0000 http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/launch-of-new-website Launch of New Website http://hoovesandhalos.org/blog/post/launch-of-new-website <p>We are thrilled to have the GroupM7 team helping us get online! With our numbers growing with every event, we needed a different way to do registration for guests and volunteers. We have grown from 15 to 1500!!! Not only will this website make our lives easier, but people will be able to see what we do without going to Facebook (believe it or not, there are many people who don't "do" Facebook or any other form of Social Media.) So, feel free to come on in and browse around. We would love to have your feedback. </p> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 05:00:00 +0000