Barn Dance in Wiseman Park benefits local non-profit

Horse Play Inc. provides therapeutic riding opportunities for local special needs kids. They will host a fund raiding barn dance on September 19 in Lynchburg. {Lynchburg Times graphic}

EVENTS — Local non-profit Horse Play Inc plans their second annual barn dance fund raiser – Swing and Sway for Horse Play – for Saturday, September 19 at Moorehead Pavilion inside Wiseman Park.

Tullahoma’s South Jackson Street Band will play live music. The event will also feature a live auction, door prize drawing, and concessions. According to event organizers, the dance will practice social distancing protocols and follow CDC guidelines throughout the event.

Horse Play is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that provides recreational horseback riding opportunities for children with mental or physical challenges. It’s run by a board of directors as well as a dedicated team of volunteers, medical professionals, and horse enthusiasts. Their stable of eight horses play a vital role in the well being of many Moore County special needs kids. Horse Play operates under the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).

Tickets are currently on sale and all proceeds benefit the non-profit. Single tickets are $15 and couples tickets are $25. Children 10 and under will be admitted free. You may also reserve of table for eight people for $125 donation. The event takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets in advance visit their website and click on the “Give” tab and you will be redirected to the Horse Play Giving Fund PayPal page. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, contact Loretta Christian at 931-434-1291, Jean Kelly at 931-247-5292, or Patsy Freeman at 931-581-1626. •

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