Neale are we to bring items on this list for donating?A very important part of the Heartland Owners Club is the Heartland Gives Back function at each of our rallies.
We have selected Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass to be the recipient of our generosity! Kentucky being such a rural state the need for families to use Ronald McDonald house while a child is in the UK Children's Hospital is huge. Although the facilities can be found worldwide, the individual Houses depend heavily on support from the local community.
Here is the link to Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass
The House is hoping to be able to send a representative to tell us about the services they provide to families. They have a number of events they are participating in that weekend which may not leave someone available. If you're not familiar with their work, please take a minute to look at their website. It's heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. A truly worthy cause!
Items they are currently in need of are:
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For those arriving early, some of us will be going to Keeneland Racetrack on Thursday. It's about a 30 minute drive from the campground with gates opening at 11 and the first race about 1pm. All are welcome! Parking is free and General Admission is just $5 per person
If you've never seen Thoroughbred horse racing in person it's quite an experience.
We are very disappointed to hear that you can't make it but we know all to well how the unexpected can force a change in plans.Neale and Leslie,
Just wanted you to know we had to cancel our reservation. We are both gonna miss the fun and getting to see old friends and meeting new friends. Hope you have a great rally and we will see you all in Goshen if not before.
HEARTLAND GIVES BACK
We have chosen the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass to be the recipient of Heartland Gives Back at our rally. They have listed in their "BIG DREAM ITEMS" of need a dorm size refrigerator. Leslie and I would like to challenge HOC members to fulfill their dream and we are starting the fund with $25. For a list of other everyday items they need please refer to the list available on post #44 of this thread.
Oh Yeah!! The party will be on!Tax season is over, so we are picking up our 5th wheel in Elkhart on Wednesday after some warranty work and have decided to head to the rally on Thursday. Sorry about the last minute notice. Hopefully everything is in order when we get there and really can make it. Will be staying until Sunday.
Leslie and I were disappointed when we discovered our rallies were going to be the same weekend. We wanted to schedule so going to Keeneland was an option for those joining us but when you add Easter, Mother's Day and University of Kentucky graduation as well as events at the Kentucky Horse Park our choice of weekends was severely limited.Neil & Leslie, Nancy & I are sure your rally will be a success!! Next year we'll have to do a better job of scheduling so there's no conflicts. That way we can attend each others!!!!
Couple of questions.
Is the chapter leader here? Anyone know what site they are on?
Does anyone know where the breakfasts are going to be?
Where are we to meet for the plant tour tomorrow?
I apologize if this info has been posted and I missed it.