Saddle club says thanks for support on project raffle

Bouquets and Barbs

Bouquet: The Northern Saddle Club would like to thank the community for its support in making our raffle a huge success. The raffle raised funds for the Fresh Water Project and other goals for improving the Halls Creek equestrian-friendly campground, trailhead and boat landing in Homestead on Florence County land. The Halls Creek trails also are open to hunters, hikers and other silent sport enthusiasts.

The NSC would like to thank the following businesses for selling tickets: Whisler Outdoors, Florence, Wis.; Dina Mia, Florence; Chuck Wagon, Spread Eagle, Wis.; The Mine Shaft Bar & Grill, Florence; and Roadhouse 139, Long Lake, Wis. Tickets were also sold by club members — thank you. Prizes were locally bought at Whisler Outdoors and Ray’s Feed Mill and donated.

The Florence County Someplace Special package was a Coleman cooler filled with gift certificates for local businesses, local artisans’ gifts and donated goods. Thank you for your donation: Annie’s T&T Supper Club, Annie’s Trading Post, Barb’s Cafe, C&R Bar, Castaway Bar, Done Right Handy Man Services-Kurt Taff, El Capitan Supper Club, Friends of The Fab Lab, Grandma Sally’s Cafe, Great North Bank, Linda Liddle Crafts, Loggers Bar & Grill, Maxsells Restaurant, mBank, Riverside Liquor & Spa Inc., Roadhouse 139, Spread Eagle Pet Motel, Stephenson Marketing Co-op, The Northern Lites Inc., The Mine Shaft Bar & Grill, Tom & Jo’s Package Store Inc., Whitetail Inn, Stag Farm-Venditti Family, Pat and Sharon Patraska, Heidi Dumke, Mary Brunette and Cinde Lu’s Tax Prep.

Winners were: First prize, Tikka T3x Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor walnut stock rifle, Dan McClellan; second prize, copper “Welcome” sign, Rita Krans; third prize, Florence County Someplace Special package, Lance Armstrong.

The NSC was established in 1999. It is a non-profit, family-oriented trail-riding group that helped develop and maintains two equestrian trail systems, Halls Creek and Bush Lake Flats, with a trail connecting the two trailheads in Florence County.

New members, clubs and businesses are always welcomed to join the NSC; you do not have to own a horse to become a member. NSC membership forms are available on our website, northernsaddleclub.org. For more information, contact Dumke at 906-396-7457 or email to northernsaddleclub@yahoo.com. To make a donation to the Fresh Water Project, make checks payable to “Northern Saddle Club” and mail to P.O. Box 312, Florence, WI 54121.