Volunteers Needed

Panhandle Equine Rescue is seeking volunteers for our Benefit Ride that is being held on Saturday, March 19th at the Coldwater Recreation Park Horse Stables in Milton, FL.  For this ride to be a success, we must have plenty of people who are willing to help.  There are several positions that need to be filled, such as working the pavilion, which includes the yard sale table, sales table, etc.  Also, setting up, tearing down, kitchen crew, after dinner clean up, judges at the obstacles, fill ins, etc.   


This is our biggest fundraiser and it is only two months away, so please let me know asap if you are available to help.  Most positions require volunteers to be at the park by 7:00 AM.   This is an all-day event, so be prepared to stay if necessary.  If you haven’t been to the horse stables, directions will be provided. 


All volunteers are asked to wear a PER logo shirt OR a name tag.  They must also sign a waiver that will be provided by the Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Lowery or the Pavilion Team Leader, Georgia Brazzell.


Please review the following positions and let me know how you would like to assist.


Ask for Prize Donations (can be anything, we can all do this at businesses we trade at; can be a gift certificate/card or item; if you need donation or item receipts, determination letter showing our non-profit status or ride flyer, just let me know and I can email to you)

Load cargo trailer at PER on Thursday, March 17th at 1:00

Unload cargo trailer at Coldwater on Friday, March 18th around noon

Take prizes from kitchen to pavilion on Saturday morning, March 19th at 6:30 AM

Kitchen Help and Servers

Collect lunch tickets at the door

Sales Table

Yard Sale Table; must be horse tack savvy

Raffle Ticket Table

New or Like New Tack Table

Obstacle Judge

Clean up crew after lunch; includes wiping down kitchen, dining room tables, putting benches on tables, sweeping and mopping kitchen and dining room, taking trash out to dumpster

Load cargo trailer back up after event

Fill ins (Ready and Available to fill in for anything!)


We will be holding a ride meeting at the PER facility on Sunday, February 7th starting at 1:00 if anyone would like to attend. 


We are looking forward to this year’s ride!


Thanks in Advance,


Diane Lowery


PER Meeting Reminder, Thursday, 2/19 IHOP

It is going to be a cold week.   Doesn’t a hot cup of coffee from IHOP sound good?


Remember, our first general meeting of the year will be this Thursday, February 19th at the IHOP located at 6707 N. Pensacola Blvd., which is by Sam’s Fun City, close to W St.   If you can be there by 6:00 PM to eat, this will be a good opportunity to have dinner with the group and get to know each other.  (Also, the room is free as long as the majority of attendees order food.)  The meeting will start at 6:45 PM.  If you can’t make it by 6:00, that is okay;  we do understand that work hours can be a hindrance.  It will be okay to order if you arrive late.


Hope to see you there,


Diane Lowery


Samsung Galaxy Tab S PER Raffle Ticket Sale

leapingPanhandle Equine Rescue is selling raffle tickets for a Samsung Galaxy Tab S; 10.5″, HD; 16 GB; Model SM-T800. This tablet has an awesome picture and is higher quality than your average tablet. Tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00. Drawing will be held following our Benefit Ride on March 21, 2015. You do not have to be present to win. If you want to purchase tickets send your check to P.E.R., P.O. Box 777, Cantonment, FL. 32533; put “Raffle Tickets” in the memo. We will mail your ticket stubs to the address on your check or please enclose your correct address. Our website is under maintenance right now, but should be back up and running in a week. You can use paypal at that time. Remember to note that you are purchasing raffle tickets. All proceeds go to care for our foster horses.




Diane Lowery


Panhandle Equine Rescue Annual Benefit Ride

Panhandle Equine Rescue’s Annual Benefit Ride is set for March 21, 2015 at Coldwater Horse Stables.  We have attached the 2015 Ride Flyer (click the link to download) if you want to register early.   We are asking that you print off some extra copies and distribute to your local feed/tack store and equine vet offices. We are also seeking volunteers to help out at the ride.  If you are available to help, please let us know. 


 Diane Lowery