Volunteers contribute to auction’s success

| December 5, 2016

MadisonWARSAW – Volunteers are a big key to the success of the Higher Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center Auction and many of them come from River View’s FFA, which sponsors the event. “It’s fun, especially because you know everything is going to a good cause,” said Jaden Thomas, a sophomore member of the group. Higher Hopes provides therapeutic riding opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. The 16th annual Higher Hopes Auction was held Dec. 3 at River View High School. Proceeds raised from the event help Higher Hopes with operating costs, equipment upgrades and making sure no one is turned away regardless of ability to pay. Thomas showed off clothing that was auctioned off and Taylor Madison, a freshman member of FFA who is pictured, displayed Ohio State hats that were on the auction block. “We couldn’t do this without everyone in the community making donations and all the hard work of the parents and volunteers in our group,” said Peggy Roahrig, who operates Higher Hopes with her husband Tom. “We are just so thankful. We couldn’t keep Higher Hopes going without this. It’s our one fundraiser a year that keeps everything going.”

Tags: , ,

Category: Clubs & Organizations

About the Author ()

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!

Comments are closed.