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First off, I want to thank God for the window of opportunity that He granted us with and the ABSOLUTELY BLESSED DAY!!!

I want to thank the owners of High Octane for holding the benefit in our honor to recognize the horses in need here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.  I also want to thank the Blackwater Jack for their excellent performance and for blessing us on this special day.  Thank you Roneka for the time you spent with organizing, advertising, putting the flyers together, and for making us feel welcome.

I want to thank Kim Dame for the ABSOLUTELY, AWESOME ARTICLE she wrote in the Hernando Today on behalf of the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.  Once again, Kim presented a complete coverage from the vision that started the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch to introducing our future with Solid Rock Christian Ministries.  Kim gave us a plug in the article for the upcoming event at the High Octane for the following day.  Thank you Kim for taking the time to present the ranch in a positive light and for giving your support to us throughout the year.

http://www2.hernandotoday.com/news/hernando-news/2012/oct/20/hanewso1-ranch-reaches-out-ar-538857/

I want to thank Kimberly Young for her hard work and dedication to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch to make this event such a success.  She and her sister Dawn found over 20 sponsors in the community to donate gift certificates for the raffle for family nights of bowling, the movies, restaurant certificates, and much more.  Kimberly and Dawn volunteered their time and put great effort in organizing the 50/50 and raffle table.  Thank you both!!!  Kimberly has been such a great asset to the Domino Effect through her dedication to the horses and the time she takes to come work with them by helping to evaluate and take them out to exercise. 

I want to thank Francine Riale, her daughter Serenity, and Ashley Peterson for their GREAT participation in helping Kimberly sell raffle and 50/50 tickets.  They too joined Kimberly on stage to pick the winning tickets.  We are so happy to have Ashley back to volunteer, as we have missed her over the past few months.  And I believe Miss Serenity is working her way up from the Domino Effect Poster Child to the Domino Effect Raffle Gyrl.  Both Serenity and Ashley have been volunteering with us for 2 years.

I want to thank Lisa Price for printing out 500 flyers and all of the 8 X 11 pictures for the displays.  She jumped on board, as a last minute request on Sunday, to help sign in the children for the horse rides.  Thank you so much Lisa for the great help you have extended to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch in fostering 4 horses and much, much more that she provides to help in their care.

I want to thank Pastor Glenn & Rita for helping us organize our day, providing transportation, hay for the horses, drinks for the kids, ink for the printers, and sending in volunteers from Solid Rock to participate in the day. 

I want to thank John Killet for joining us at 8:00 in the morning to help Bob load the trucks and help him get set up at High Octane.  John is one of our board members and has been a good friend for 7 years.  We appreciate his dedication and his participation in every event we have held since we have opened the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch back in December 2009.

I want to thank Crystal and Dave who joined us to volunteer for the entire day from 8:00 in the morning until 10:00 at night to load, set up, give the kids rides all day long, and then help us pack up.  Crystal and Dave are from Solid Rock and will be coming along side of Bob and I to be a part of our ministry with the ranch.  We are very excited to be blessed with this couple and are excited about the future we will have with them working hand and hand for God’s glory.  Both Crystal and Dave have previous experience in working with horses and are excited to have the opportunity to work with us.

I want to thank Robyn and Daniel from Solid Rock for joining us for the day to help out in setting up, helping with the horses, and loading up at the end of the day.  Robyn and Daniel made about 200 sandwiches to hand out that day to the families that came to see the horses.  Robyn rode My Josie for the first time riding since her childhood.  She absolutely loved My Josie and we hope to take her out soon trail riding. 

I also want to add lastly, but absolutely NOT least, thank you Sharyl Ranchhand for your assistance in teaching us how to harness and drive Miss Goldie. She was absolutely stunning, as the pictures tell it how. Thank you so much for blessing us with your intruction and the use of your harness, so that we could share it with families in the community. She was amazing!!!

Pastor Bob and Maggie came out to join the fun and went for rides with Miss Goldie pulling the cart.  Leslie and Trevor came out with Moses to support us, along with Lisa Price and her family (HAPPY BIRTHDAY GABBY).  I finally met Karen Palmer after 2+ years of her supporting us on FB.  I also met Gloria Parker and Janet Holm.  We made many new friends and filled the house with supporters.  It was a GREAT fundraiser for the DERR and a very, fun-filled day with many great memories.  We look forward to many more events here in the near future.

AWESOME DAY, GREAT PICTURES, GREAT CAUSE

REWARDING FOR ALL………..THANK YOU JESUS!!!

 

Dinelle Ashcraft

 

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch
“People Helping Animals Helping People”
 
Robert & Dinelle Ashcraft
10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida 34614
(352) 596-3104      
 
 
 
 
 
 
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On October 15, 2011, we shared the Domino Effect Adoption Day with a very special group of people. Kimberly Young, our volunteer and friend presented with her boyfriend , Matt Gallagher, and the other band members of the Blackwater Jack band who play southern rock here locally in the Tampa Bay area.

The band members, Matt, Jeff, and Sammy came out with their gyrls to join us for brunch and then for a day of riding. 

We started the day with brunch, which was just the ticket to draw us all together for a day of fun.

Francine and her daughter Serenity joined us…

Along with our new friends, Christine & Brandon.

Sammy played a few tunes with his acoustic guitar on the front porch…

And spent some time being a modern day cowboy

While everyone rode the horses and had a great time.

Jeff was a bit nervous at first, as Kimberly walked him around the yard on Faith.

After about 10 minutes into his riding experience he was running with Faith round and round the yard as if he had been riding his whole life.  I was getting a bit concerned that he might just be a “runaway cowboy” riding Faith off into the sunset.

And of course, Sammy turned out to be my “Picture Perfect Cowboy” walking off into the sunset.

Jericha & Sammy brought Charlotte to come stay with us here at the ranch.

She joined us at the CCWC Fall Festival, as she has been trained to walk with a harness and a leash. She and Noah both joined us for the CCWC fall festival, as they walked side by side on a leash and mingled with the children.

We had a full house with lots of FB friends who came to see us…

Christine to give us some riding tips…

Family who brought their kids up to ride….

And lots more fun to carry us through the day.

We finished the night with roasting marshmallows over the fire with our good buddies Max and Noah.

What a great day to remember, not to mention some really great T-shirts given to us from the Blackwater Jack band members. A special thanks for everyone who came out to share great memories with us.

Does life get any better than this?

I have to admit that life has been a great challenge since moving up here and opening up the rescue ranch. But no regrets, no not one, and never a dull moment.

Dinelle Ashcraft

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.
“People Helping Animals Helping People”

Robert & Dinelle Ashcraft.
10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida 34614
(352) 596-3104

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