CLS’ Fall Charity Fun Show raised $2,000 to go towards the barn’s adopted school in Ghana.
Cash Lovell Stables’ Fall Charity Fun Show, held Saturday, October 5, was a huge successful raising approximately $2,000. Seventy-five riders participated in the horse show and all proceeds from the event will go to the small school in Ghana, Africa that CLS has adopted.
CLS’s barn family has already installed water, basic lavatories, and a cook stove at the school. Parker Lovell says, “This year, we will work to dry in the school so that rain doesn’t destroy their books. We will build a little library, repair desks, install electricity and a computer. And we hope to figure out an internet access for the school. When we return home, the whole barn can Skype with our new friends!”
The Fall Charity Fun Show was organized by Cash Lovell Stables and their non-profit youth organization, Lovell’s Little Bits, a 501(c)(3) organization. CLS works with Kybele, an educational health organization, on the project. CLS Barn Mom Medge Owen is the founder of Kybele.
The judge for the 2013 Fun Show was Myra Williams, from Heads Up Riding Academy in Apex, NC.
Support for the school in Ghana grew after several CLS staff members and riders flew to Africa in 2013 as part of a Thanksgiving Week Mission Trip.
Parker Lovell says, “The work we do in Ghana has two beneficiaries — the children there, and the children here. During last year’s visit, children from both sides of the world had their perspectives widened, and their hearts and minds opened. That’s
Fall Fun Show Judge Myra Williams with Wilbur, who is sporting a lovely purple tutu. Many thanks to Ms. Williams!
why we decided to call our work in Ghana ‘The Bridge Project.’ If we bridge the world’s children, then as they become world leaders, they will embrace our ever-shrinking world with love and a greater appreciation for our wondrous humankind. One little school in Ghana, and one barn full of kids in America. Connecting them may not save the world. But it’s a start. Please join us!”
Highlights of the Fall Charity Fun Show included an appearance by Wilber, the barn pig, dressed in a lovely purple tutu.
Donations to Lovell’s Little Bits can be sent to: Lovell’s Little Bits, c/o Cash Lovell Stables, 2915 Shetland Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27127.