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NEWS

This is the place to keep updated with what's happening at the Ranch. For a listing of all activities, go to Event Calendar.

Black Tie & Blue Jeans 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Our Black Tie & Blue Jean Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 12 at the Ranch.

Join us for a wonderful evening filled with fun, fellowship and celebration.

5:30 pm - Reception, Hors d’Oeuvres, Dinner & Roanoke Ranch experience

7:00 pm - Program

7:45 pm - Auction 

Save the Date!!! Blessing of the Horses community event

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Please save June 2 for our annual Blessing of the Horses.

This is a chance for the community to come and visit the Ranch to see and experience what the children do each Summer.  There will music, horse rides and fun. Please join us.

If you have horses, please join us on the “Ride for the Blessing” Trail ride.  Please click on "More Info" below for registration details.  If you would like to raise pledges for your ride that you can donate to the Ranch, please click on Pledge Sheet below. 

 

In the meantime, we are in need of volunteers to not only help us during the event, but on the planning committee as well. If interested in either, please email us at roanokeranch4kids@gmail.com or leave a message at 616-987-0703 and we will follow up with you.

Thank you!

Black Tie & Blue Jeans 2018

September 13, 2018

Our Black Tie & Blue Jean Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 13 at the Ranch.

Join us for a wonderful evening filled with fun, fellowship and celebration.

5:30 pm - Reception, Hors d’Oeuvres, Dinner & Roanoke Ranch experience

7:00 pm - Program

7:45 pm - Auction 

Save the Date!!! Blessing of the Horses community event

June 3, 2018 1 - 5 pm

Please save June 3 for our annual Blessing of the Horses.

This is a chance for the community to come and visit the Ranch to see and experience what the children do each Summer.  There will music, horse rides and fun. Please join us.

If you have horses, please join us on the “Ride for the Blessing” Trail ride.  Please click on "More Info" below for registration details.  If you would like to raise pledges for your ride that you can donate to the Ranch, please click on Pledge Sheet below. 

 

In the meantime, we are in need of volunteers to not only help us during the event, but on the planning committee as well. If interested in either, please email us at roanokeranch4kids@gmail.com or leave a message at 616-987-0703 and we will follow up with you.

Thank you!

Ranch Family Christmas 2017

December 3, 2017

It's that time again for the RANCH FAMILY CHRISTmas. This year we have approximately 7-10 Mothers with 15-20 Children; ALL of which are currently in Shelters. PLEASE help us give them a GREAT CHRISTmas at the Ranch!

We are in need of 10 Turkeys for their food Baskets, as well as Food and Gifts to make their Day as SPECIAL as they are.

If you would like to donate a frozen Turkey, please email us at Roanoke Ranch4Kids@gmail.com . If you would like to donate money towards the purchase of food and supplies for this event, please go to  www.roanokeranch.com/donate-financially  and click on the red "DONATE" button.

 

PLEASE HELP us make this a MEMORY they won't forget.

 

GOD BLESS !!!

Black Tie & Blue Jeans 2017

September 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Our Black Tie & Blue Jean Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 21 at the Ranch.

Join us for a wonderful evening filled with fun, fellowship and celebration.

6:00 pm - Reception, Hors d’Oeuvres, Dinner & Roanoke Ranch experience

7:00 pm - Program

7:45 pm - Auction 

Save the Date!!! Blessing of the Horses community event

May 21, 2017 1 - 5 pm

Please save May 21 for our annual Blessing of the Horses.

This is a chance for the community to come and visit the Ranch to see and experience what the children do each Summer.  There will food, music, horse rides and fun. Please join us.

If you have horses, please join us on the “Ride for the Blessing” Trail ride.  Please click on "More Info" below for registration details.  If you would like to raise pledges for your ride that you can donate to the Ranch, please click on Pledge Sheet below. 

 

In the meantime, we are in need of volunteers to not only help us during the event, but on the planning committee as well. If interested in either, please email us at roanokeranch4kids@gmail.com or leave a message at 616-987-0703 and we will follow up with you.

Thank you!

Black Tie & Blue Jeans 2016

September 22, 2016

What a tremendous blessing it was to have another AMAZING evening for our fundraiser! Again, our guests were able to "experience" the Ranch through carriage and wagon rides, feeding the animals, and watching children riding the horses.

 

The most delicious food was catered by Chef Michael & Chef Tom from the Cherie Inn.  However, the highlight of the event was hearing volunteers, mentors and program leaders share their experiences on what the Ranch means to them. Our founder and Executive Director finished up by sharing some stories of lives that were touched, by the ranch, through the years.  A live auction completed the night with the sponsoring of our Word of the Day cards, Cowboy Bibles, animals, events, and campers!

A wonderful evening was had by all! A SPECIAL thank you to all our sponsors, guests, donors and volunteers for your support!

Black Tie & Blue Jeans 2016

September 22, 2016 6:00pm

Our Black Tie & Blue Jean Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 22 at the Ranch.

 

Join us for a wonderful evening filled with fun, fellowship and celebration.

6:00 pm - Reception, Hors d’Oeuvres & Roanoke Ranch experience

7:00 pm - Program

7:45 pm - Auction 

Summer Campers thank Lowell Police & Firefighters

August 2, 2016

Click on link to view video and full story that appeared on Fox 17.

 

http://fox17online.com/2016/08/02/summer-program-attendees-show-appreciation-for-police-firefighters/

Blessing of the Horses 2016

May 22, 2016 1:00 - 5:00 pm Horse Registration at 11 am. Gates open at 12:30 pm

Join us for a special day with horses and horse lovers! There will be lots of activities for the whole family including horse rides, hay rides, demonstrations, live music, food, and plenty of FUN!

 

Bring the entire family and your friends. Pre-Register here to let us know you're coming!

 

Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities.

If you plan on having your horse be "Blessed", click here to download a pledge sheet and raise money for the Ranch.

Rodeo Girl

January 30, 2016

The movie Rodeo Girl which was mostly filmed at Roanoke Ranch will premier at Celebration Cinema North in Grand Rapids on January 30 at 5 pm! Stars will arrive and walk the red carpet at 4:30 pm.

 

Tickets are $25/person and will include free soft drink and popcorn, plus attendance to the official red carpet after party for autographs, photos, food and drink. Expect actors and other local celebrities in attendance. (Actors subject to availability).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ranch Family Christmas

December 13, 2015

It's that time again for the RANCH FAMILY CHRISTmas. This year we have 5 Families with 15 Children, ALL which are currently in Shelters. PLEASE help us to give them a GREAT CHRISTmas at the Ranch. We are in need of 3 Turkeys for their food Baskets, as well as Food and Gifts to make there Day as SPECIAL as they are.

 

PLEASE HELP us make this a MEMORY they won't forget.

 

GOD BLESS !!!

 

 

New Round Bale Feeder

The Round Bale feeder that was sponsored by a guest at our Black Tie & Blue Jean fundraiser has been purchased and is in full use!

 

The horses and sheep are so excited to have a new one!

 

Thank you so much for your generous donation!

Automatic Waterers are installed!!

The Automatic Waterers that were sponsored by a couple of our Black Tie & Blue Jeans guests were recently installed!  

 

These waterers are crucial to providing clean, safe water to our animals year around. 

 

THANK YOU so much for your generous sponsorship!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Tie & Blue Jean Fundraiser

Saturday | September 26, 2015

 

What an AMAZING evening we had for our fundraiser! Our guests were able to "experience" the Ranch through carriage and wagon rides, feeding the animals, and watching some of our Summer campers riding the horses.

 

Spirit filled conversations between new and long-time supporters flowed through the night. However, the highlight of the event was hearing volunteers, mentors and children share their experiences and what the Ranch means to them.

 

A live auction completed the night with the sponsoring of our projects, animals, events, and campers!

 

A wonderful evening was had by all! 

 

A SPECIAL thank you to all our sponsors, guests, and volunteers for your support!

 

 

Black Tie & Blue Jean Committee:

 

Sarah Wonser-Barron                    Aaron Decker

Amanda Wildman                          Mike Vander Ploeg

              

Volunteers:

 

Jazmyne Fuentes             Ruby Fuentes          Jasper Fuentes           

Anna Sall                          Bryce Grover           Stephanie Edwards

Jessa Edwards                Arianna Edwards     Julia Ervin                             

Jessica Miller                   Julianne Wonser      Ashley Ellsworth       

Jeff & Nancy Wonser       Ginger Decker         Danette Vander Ploeg

Ray & Jeannie Valentine

 

Music:

 

Tommy B.  

 

Auction Donors:                                      

 

Chef Todd Veenstra

Mr. & Mrs. Bearup

 

Event Sponsors:

 

A-1 Tents                                       Woodchuck Hard Cider 

Russo’s Pizza – Mike Russo          Special Events West

TWI Auctioneers                            Brann’s

Kristy Stites                                   Destinations Consultants   

FIREproof

 

Ranch Partners:

         

United Methodist Community House            

Other Way Ministries

Oakdale Park Church Youth Group              

Gilda’s Club

Urban Family Ministries

 

 

   

 

Pay It Forward segment on Fox 17 News

September 18, 2015

Local TV Station, Fox 17, came out to the Ranch to film a "Pay It Forward" segment on what we do.

 

Click on the link below to watch the video:

http://fox17online.com/2015/09/18/helping-with-horses-roanoke-ranch-aims-to-impact-at-risk-kids/#ooid=c5aG9sdzraeSJuTEvZWY1zCI5pY4jpq2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barn Trouble!

August 1, 2015

Recently, one of our barns suffered a terrible colapse. We are in need of funding in order to help restore it. Thank you for your prayers and support. God Bless.

 

 

 

Click here to Donate or give us a call at 616.987.0703 | Our Goal is $3,000

Summer Camps: Classroom Tent Campaign

Camp Starts: June 22, 2015

Throughout the summer we will be hosting summer camps for the children. We need YOUR help in our goal for a classroom tent to house all the children for our summer camps.  We also need flooring, chairs and tables. We couldn't do this without the amazing support from our community. Thank you for your prayers and support. God Bless.

 

Donate Today by calling us at 616.987.0703 | Our Goal is $8,000

Blessing of the Horses

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - May 31 @ 4:00 pm

Roanoke Ranch is a faith-based, non-profit organization. Our mission is to help disadvantaged children gain confidence, self-esteem and hope through working with horses while protecting the environment.

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