Fall is in the air

The fall season is upon us and there is a lot to be thankful for!

Veteran Events

Recently, we enjoyed being a part of the Oakridge Neighborhood Services Night Out event where several members of our veteran equine therapy program provided horse rides to area youth. Also, our veteran equine team performed in the Veterans parade at the Iowa State Fair!

Quad Cities

Vulnerable youth from the Quad Cities region had a blast plunging down a giant slip and slide provided by Uncommon Ground of the Quad Cities last Saturday! This was a great opportunity for us to reconnect with youth from our summer programming from the Quad Cities and enjoy a day of fun and adventure with them before they head back to school. Many, many thanks to Mike and Jen Cavins, owners of Uncommon Ground, for making this event possible and hosting a wonderful party!

Monthly Leadership Retreats

Please pray for the youth in our programming as we embark on the next season at The Ranch. Monthly leadership retreats commence this fall and will go until the spring. Students will focus on skills such as woodworking, welding, cooking/hospitality training, financial literacy, resume/writing workshops, team building, leadership development and more. If you are interested in volunteering to help at a leadership retreat please contact Ben Cohen at: bcohen@wildwoodhillsranch.org

Upcoming: Mark your calendar!

On September 21, the annual Wild Boar Challenge Race for Charity will be happening at Wildwood Hills Ranch! Believe us, this 5-mile obstacle course run is something you will NOT want to miss out on. New this year: pre-race party at packet pick up Friday night at Smash Park (includes food, drink and live music)! To register for Saturday, September 21 Wild Boar Run and to learn more, CLICK HERE.

Reminder: Every Monday through the end of October Altar’d State in Jordan Creek Mall, a wonderful boutique, is donating 10% of their Monday sales to Wildwood Hills Ranch. Be sure to stop in and get your shopping on! It’s never too early to start on that Christmas shopping list.

On Thursday evening, October 3, from 5pm to 8pm, Evereve in Jordan Creek Mall is hosting a social event and shopping experience. 15% of the night’s sales during the 3-hour time period will be donated to Wildwood Hills Ranch. Refreshments will be provided. See the Facebook event HERE.

Friday, October 4, NAIFA is hosting a golf outing benefiting Wildwood Hills Ranch at Legacy Golf Course in Norwalk–this is a great way to get out of of the office and hit the links for a good cause. Facebook event with more details HERE. Buy tickets or a sponsorship HERE.

November 2 is the date of this year’s Quad Cities Barn Dance. It will be a night full of boot scootin’ fun featuring wonderful live music, a sit-down dinner, gourmet appetizers, incredible live and silent auction items and so much more—all to support scholarships for youth at-risk to attend Wildwood Hills Ranch transformational programming. Buy your ticket today HERE.