JUNE 2018


From The Director's Saddle

By Brandy Crago, SSTM Executive Director
A few weeks ago I attended a fund-raising “Thank You” banquet. It was a great experience, and it was wonderful to hear the stories of generous givers. So many people sacrifice to give to all the different needs our community faces.

One statement stood out to me that evening. A speaker mentioned how important it is for us to “give till it hurts.” I know exactly what he was trying to communicate, and rightly so. But at Shining Stars, I want to ask people to give till it brings them joy. A satisfaction that we have done our best to bless others. That doesn’t always mean money-- a gift of serving also blesses the heart and is greatly needed. So give how you can. We are only one of the hundreds of non-profits in our community that could use your help.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7
“Each one must give as he decides in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Exciting Happenings

Shining Stars All Around
We refuse to let rain soggify our spirits!
RAIN was no deterrent for fun, great bargains and delicious food at the 2018 Shining Stars Bazaar & Yard Sale, held in the dry & cozy TLC indoor arena. We sold over 100 chicken dinners! Here are some photo memories!
VETERANS--Mark these dates!
We welcome your participation at the Shining Stars arena at any or all of these times!
The 2018 Stars & Stripes Veterans' program has begun.
Make sure to spread the word-- horse activities are a wonderful way
to have fun and also be challenged!

Volunteers Are Special

The Heart & Hands of Our Programs
Special Equestrians
By Karen Bowling, SSTM Newsletter Editor
This past spring SSTM was again honored to partner with Adams County Special Olympians to present an equestrian program. It takes a bunch of dedicated volunteers from both organizations to serve these awesome students and their families! A riding competition concluded the 10-week session. With ribbons for all participants, the smiling faces and happy hearts show that a ton of accomplishment happened! Thanks to Jennifer Siegrist Strode for these photos and the lead pic at the top of the June newsletter.

Coming Events

Mark your calendars...
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Come on  RUNNERS!!!
Save the Date for the Shining Stars Christmas Dinner Show!!

This year we are excited to announce we will be hosting Keystone Theatrics as they present this year's Christmas Show! Come ready to take an exciting Christmas journey with us this November. You will be thoroughly entertained through song, dance, and story telling. Make sure to come come hungry as our Christmas Dinner is always a big hit.
To see what else Keystone Theatrics is up to please visit their website at:

 2018  Bucket List

Summer TR Session        June 11 - Aug 3
Golf Outing                      June 23
Horse Show                      Aug. 4
Horse Camp                     Aug. 6-10
Fall TR Session               Sept. 10-Nov. 9
Pippinfest                         Sept. 29 & 30
Silent Auction                   October 5
Christmas Dinner Show    Nov. 16
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Brandy Crago, Executive Director  

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