Special Olympics of Carbon County to present annual show at Getz Farm, Albrightsville
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Joan Kostro, seated, secretary and treasurer of the horse show fundraising committee to benefit Special Olympics of Carbon County looks over the paperwork for the horse show. Looking over her shoulder are her committee members, Charles Getz, family co-manager; and Dick Nothstein, fundraising coordinator.
Special Olympics of Carbon County will present its annual horse show on Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Getz Farm, Albrightsville. The show will begin at 9 a.m. Raindate is Sept. 6.
Charles and Carol Getz, hosts of the event, are offering 20 acres of their farmland for the show area.
There are a total of 32 classes. Registration will be held at the show.
The event will feature youth and open classes. Trophies and ribbons will be presented to participants in the show. Four high point winners in four categories also will be awarded cash prizes. For the children, there will be stick pony races, games and a clown.
Entry into the show is open to anyone who wants to participate. Last year's event featured 50 horses so it's also a great event for spectators. There will be all sorts of homemade food available to purchase.
Proceeds from the show will benefit the programs for the athletes. Currently there are approximately 60 athletes taking part in bowling, track and field, floor hockey and bocce.
Coordinating the horse show fundraising event is Dick Nothstein, fundraising coordinator; Charles Getz, family co-manager; and Joan Kostro, secretary and treasurer.
Kostro said last year the event raised a profit of $9,623.51. The proceeds were used throughout the year for the athletes programs.
"We are hoping for more profit this year because we want to offer the athletes more," said Getz. "We are also hoping to add more sports, plus costs continue to rise."
For additional information about the horse show, contact Kostro at (570) 722-8548.
Special Olympics of Carbon County provides athletic training opportunities to physically and mentally challenged individuals living in Carbon County. Special Olympics of Carbon County is also seeking volunteers to serve as coaches, helpers, and management team members. More information regarding volunteering opportunities will be available at this event.