Make-A-Wish ‘rides’ again


By Lorna Hart - [email protected]



It’s a fact …

The equine area of the 6,885 acres was undeveloped when AEP/Gavin designated the land for hunting and fishing. When AEP was approached by the Meigs Chapter of the Ohio Horsemans Association to use some of the land for an equine area, they agreed. Through the efforts of club members who have volunteered their time and resources, the area now includes 19 miles of riding trails, an arena, picnic shelter and camp sites for use by club members.

LANGSVILLE — Ohio Horseman’s Meigs Chapter hosted their first “Ride for Wishes” in 2015, and were so pleased with the support they received, it was agreed it would be an annual ride.

This year, the event is scheduled for June 11 at the AEP/Gaven Equine Trail Area, located at St. Rt. 124 in Langsville. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the ride begins at 10 a.m.

Much like other fundraisers that feature walks or runs, this one is unusual. Riders take to the trails on horseback instead and all proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization whose vision is to make the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition come true.

The Foundation, established in 1980, has granted more than 160,000 wishes to children in the U.S. between the ages of 2½ and 18 years of age.

Last year’s ride had approximately 70 in attendance, with 30 riders who enjoyed the well-kept trails that wind through the area. The day also includes door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and other prizes for top donation collectors, and a hog roast following the ride.

A considerable amount of time and effort by Meigs OHC members go into making the event a success. By raising almost $5,000 during their 2015 Make-A-Wish, their contribution helped to ensure a child could have a wish come true.

Contact Kenny Turley at 740-949-2657 or Paul McDaniel at 740-742-2320 for more information.

Lorna Hart can be reached at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.

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By Lorna Hart

[email protected]

It’s a fact …

The equine area of the 6,885 acres was undeveloped when AEP/Gavin designated the land for hunting and fishing. When AEP was approached by the Meigs Chapter of the Ohio Horsemans Association to use some of the land for an equine area, they agreed. Through the efforts of club members who have volunteered their time and resources, the area now includes 19 miles of riding trails, an arena, picnic shelter and camp sites for use by club members.

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