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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Open Gates to Visit the Ranch

Sep 29, 2017 03:06PM

An Open Gate Farm Tour will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., October 15, rain or shine at the Gress Mountain Ranch, with food, beverages, a petting zoo, raffle, pony rides, baked goods, music and more. There will be Animal Blessings at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The ranch supports children, adolescents and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and/or behavioral difficulties through the use of meaningful creative expressive work, incorporating the partnering of therapy animals. The ranch is a permanent home for more than 70 animals rescued from abuse or neglect.

Gress Mountain Ranch is completely run by volunteers and 100 percent funded by donations. They are always looking for volunteers for help at the ranch and fundraising events such as parades and fairs. They welcome monetary donations for a summer ranch camp for underprivileged children and also donations of farm products for the animals. Individual animals can be sponsored, as well.

Location: 3264 Highland Rd., Orefield. For more information, call 610-398-2122 or email [email protected].

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