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Auction benefits Higher Hopes

| December 8, 2014

higher hopes auctionWARSAW – An eager crowd of bidders gathered together to raise funds for Higher Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center at its 14th annual auction on Dec. 6, at River View High School. “It’s unbelievable what this makes you feel like,” said Tom Roahrig of Higher Hopes, a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. “You know what you do is worthwhile, but when you see all these people turn out to support your cause you realize they also feel that way. People came down from as far as Mansfield and we even had a couple from West Virginia that was here a couple of years ago and drove up to make a donation and be here tonight.” The auction featured toys, tools, tack, donated items, travel packages, theme baskets, fruit baskets and much more. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction went to Higher Hopes. “This helps us with everything from hay, to buying new equipment if we need it to electricity,” Roahrig said. “We also don’t turn anyone away if they don’t have the funds to participate.” Higher Hopes also received donations from Warsaw and West Lafayette Lions Clubs and help with the auction from River View FFA. Pictured showing bidders an item that was up for auction is FFA member Katricia Phillips.


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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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