The Park is Open. Come out to the Park and see all the work that has been done over the winter. THE NEXT GENERAL MEETING is JUNE 14 AT the Park. For those of you wo came to the April meeting. We discussed how our insurance has gone up over 800% in one year and that is without a single claim. Out expenses like everyone's just keep going up. This is why more now than ever we need members, donations and participation at the Park. The base amount of money just to keep the Park open ( let alone any maintenance or improvements) is incredible and the Association gets no outside support.
Please check the EVENTS portion of the web site to see all the events on the calendar already. The Rodeo is on for July 8 and July 9. If you are interested in buying a vendor space see Mollie Cramer or any Board member. We do not duplicate suppliers/ or types of vendors. Coming up- the dates for the Summer Series are set , we anticipate 4 FAHA fun shows this season, a trail challenge and we are setting up a number of Clinics. The Clinics are for members only or members of youth rodeo.
NEW THIS SUMMER --This summer from Memorial day to labor day we would like to have park ambassadors stay at the Park during the week. An ambassador would stay at the park Monday through Thursday free of charge for camping, and would help verify check in for other campers, open stalls as needed and assist should any guest have questions or issues. For FAHA scheduled weekend events these folks could stay for free during the weekend. Otherwise arrangements would have to be made with the event renter. If you are interested contact Megan Harmon 412-996-8632 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We particularly would like to have Ambassadors before holiday weekends and the higher attended shows or events.
The Association is having a membership drive to help support the Park. Our expenses have skyrocketed and membership fees help defray a portion of these costs. Remember we are an all volunteer group and can always use volunteers for clean ups, projects, and helping to run events. Please sign up- your support is everything to the Park. Your membership pays for itself if you participate in the events or camp at the Park. We encourage members to come and enjoy the Park.
This winter we PERFORMED a number of repairs to the water system and electrical. Barn 1 has new LED lights and we hope to install LED lights in Barn 2 . Drainage between Barn 1 and Barn 2 and to the wash bays has been upgraded. The Doors to barn 1 are to be replaced. There will be new siding and repairs to the roof on the administration building. A number of the hydrants are in the process of being repaired as well. The Ladies room is scheduled for an up grade.
Volunteers are always needed. If your group or organization wants to come to the Park to volunteer, we will be happy to organize, give access to the facilities and document volunteer hours. Groups such as boy scouts, 4 H Clubs, or other organizations willing to donate time and help around the Park are all welcome. We want to raise funds to improve the footing in the barns and start a tree planting program. We would welcome the services of an arborist if anyone knows one.
Events can be found under the CALENDAR OF EVENTS tab. Please make reservations for camping and stalls under the CAMPING & STALLS tab. For weekends that the Park is rented please look to the renter's web site to arrange for camping or stalls during these events. Days prior to the events and after the events can be reserved on line by going to CAMPING & STALLS tab and making payment. Please remember if you are going to the Park for the day, there is a $5.00 rig fee. This can be paid for on this web site as well by going to CAMPING & STALLS tab. For FAHA Events there is on line registration. Follow us on Facebook as well.
FAHA is also looking for a utility work vehicle for use at the park. Anyone know of a good deal on a used one, please let Jamie Colder know. We are always looking for stone, mulch, lumber -anything you would need around the stable.