One of those is “The Special Riders” program. This is a therapeutic horseback riding program with many benefits.
“Helps them with muscle strengthening, flexibility, balance, confidence, probably the biggest thing in doing all of those things, it’s a real fun time to be outdoors and riding the horses.” Said Jody Murray, Executive Director of the Alfred A. Carr Center.
To ensure safety, the program uses lift belts, helmets and spotters on each side of the horse.
“Going and riding horses is something often times people with disabilities don’t have the opportunity to do. It’s a great time to interact with some volunteers.” Murray said.
Volunteers from the Muskingum County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman’s Council, Kiwanis Club of Zanesville, Local 4-H clubs and individual volunteers give a total of 250 hours of their time to support the program. The program is once a week for six weeks. It will begin August 23 at the 4-H arena at the Fairgrounds. You can catch the cake auction at the Colony Square Mall and live on AM 1240 radio.
Going Once, Going Twice, Don’t miss the Auction
The Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project is gearing up for their furniture auction.
A reception tonight at the Community Foundation allowed bidders to take a sneak peak at some of the furniture being auctioned off by local artists.
“All the ZAAP members did a piece of painted furniture. It’s not our venue necessarily, or our choice, but we thought this would be good to raise money. And we always use the money for good community projects.” Said Maryanne Bucci, ZAAP Member.
Around fifty pieces of furniture will be auctioned off tomorrow at the Welcome Center from 6pm to 9pm.
“Just come on down, there will be lots of food tomorrow night, no charge to get in,” Bucci said.
There will also be a silent auction tomorrow for some pottery pieces.