October 2016 Newsletter

Barn Buzz   Newsletter
October 2016
In This Issue...
Field of Dreams'
Wish List
* Paper towels
* Tissues
* Bottles of water
*  Natural Fly Spray
* Soft peppermints
* Shosheen type product
* Purina Cat Chow Naturals
* Tuff Stuff
* Breakaway Halters
* Grooming Supplies
(brushes, curry combs, hoof picks, mane/tail brushes, grooming mitts)
* J&R Feeds gift cards
* Amazon gift cards
* Farm & Fleet gift cards
* Used Tack
Interested in making a contribution from
 our wishlist?
Contact us today at:
All donations are 
tax deductible-
Thank you for 
supporting our cause!
The Tastefully Simple store is always open!
Visit Kim's website anytime and choose
Field of Dreams as your party host. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase goes to the care of our rescue horses.
  Did you know? 
 When you shop on Amazon Smile and select Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption as your charity of choice, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to our organization
Every time you shop at any of the 1600+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits Field of Dreams. It's a free service, and you'll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. In fact, smart shoppers will enjoy iGive's repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. Create your free iGive account and start iGiving today 
Mark your calendars for the Field of Dreams 5K race! 
Date:                 Saturday - November 12, 2016
Location:           LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
                          St. Charles, IL
Packet Pickup:  7:30am
Race Start:        9:00am
Registration:      $40/ $15 ages 10 and under
Registration is now open - SIGN UP HERE
Register by 10/21/2016 for your race t-shirt
Custom Age Group Medals for the "LUCKY" winners!
Come out for a walk or trot, enjoy some hot cider and visit with some of FOD's past rescues now living 
the dream in their forever homes!
Want to support our rescues but can't make it to the race? Register as a "virtual" runner and make a difference for 
rescue horse from anywhere!
We are also seeking energetic, hardworking volunteers to assist with event planning, as well as Race Day events. Volunteers provide key support to the participants as they run, celebrate, and support Field of Dreams. Please contact Gindi or Becky if you are interested.

Checking in with Tyson
Recently, FOD's long-time supporter, volunteer and adopter, Kathy Rerko-Smith, had the pleasure of visiting Tyson (now known as Moose) at his new home. It was obvious that he remembered her as he came right up to the fence to greet her. Kathy will now periodically check in with our former rescues in their new homes, providing us with exciting news, photos and updates. We are grateful to Kathy for helping FOD in this important role. 
Moose's owner was quite anxious to show how she rides him bareback and works with him in the round pen. He is obviously very happy with his new surroundings including getting to know a mare who has taken quite a liking to him.  She has broken into his paddock twice to get closer to him.
Moose is also in training to be a part of the Kane County Mounted Rangers. The Rangers patrol the forest preserves on horseback keeping them safe for the public and represent the Forest Preserve District in local parades and events. Moose's first event was patrolling the parking lot at LeRoy Oakes during a track meet. We were told he did very well. Maybe some day we will see him in one of our many local parades!
We are so happy to see that Moose is enjoying life in his new forever home.

Make A Difference DKC Event
The Make A Difference DKC 
$10,000 Cash Raffle Fundraiser
Raffle Tickets: $20 each or 6 for $100
Tickets available during daily volunteer shifts with a Field of Dreams shift supervisor, or by emailing us here.
Every year Make a Difference DKC sets a goal of packing ONE MILLION meals for Feed My Starving Children, a not for profit organization that distributes food to 70 countries worldwide, feeding children who are most vulnerable to starvation.
Field of Dreams will earn $8 for every $20 ticket sold. The remaining $12 will pack 90 meals for the children. The winning ticket will be drawn on November 13, winner will be notified.

Welcome to the Board of Directors
We are excited to announce that Emma Piestch has joined the Field of Dreams Board of Directors as our junior board member.  Emma is currently a senior at Geneva High School and has been volunteering with Field of Dreams for a little over a year.  Emma loves horses, has been riding since she was really young and hopes to be a large, exotic animal veterinarian or equine vet.  She has been studying French since 8th grade and hopes to minor in it at college.  Emma loves interacting with the FOD horses and also hopes to have a horse of her own someday.  We are certain Emma will gain invaluable experience helping FOD accomplish our mission while the board will benefit greatly from her young adult perspective.  Welcome Emma! 

Volunteer News 
Congratulations to volunteer Anna D, October's punch card winner! Anna will receive a $10 gift card to Panera Bread. Thank you for giving your time to help our horses! 
Please join us in welcoming our newest volunteers to the team-
Denise E, Michelle B, Hillary, Isabella & Grace W, Juana C, and Genevieve P
Welcome To The Barn!
Interested in joining our  team???
Our next volunteer orientation will be held Sunday October 23rd  at 12:00pm.
* If you are interested in attending, email our volunteer coordinator, Kim Baldyga
* For more information about our volunteer program, Visit Our Website

Thrivent Choice 
Thrivent Choice, the member-advised charitable grant program from Thrivent Financial, continues to be a welcome funding source for nonprofit organizations nationwide. The Thrivent Choice program offers a way for eligible members to recommend the distribution of some of its charitable grant funds each year. Field of Dreams is an approved eligible nonprofit organization as part of this program! If you are an eligible Thrivent member, you likely are aware of this easy, convenient way to help make a difference for organizations you care about.  Please consider directing your Choice Dollars to Field of Dreams and thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events
Danada Fall Festival
Sunday - October 9, 2016
Wheaton, IL 
FREE Admission
Visit the Field of Dreams table at this family friendly celebration of the horse! Fun activities all day long!


Shrimp Boil Fundraiser
Sunday - October 16, 2016
Maple Park, IL 
$20 adult/ $10 children
Tickets Available at Silver Spur Saloon or
email Tom here for online purchase info
Proceeds Benefit The Julie Berls Scholarship Fund
Run 4 The Rescues 5K Race
Saturday - November 12, 2016
7:30am packet pick up
9:00am race start
St. Charles, IL
$40 registration/ $15 ages 10 and under
Proceeds To Benefit FOD Rescues
 *We are also seeking energetic, hardworking volunteers to assist with planning and Race Day events. Volunteers provide key support to participants as they run, celebrate and support Field of Dreams. Please contact Gindi or Becky if interested!
The Mane Event 2017- Wine, Dine & Equine
Saturday - April 29, 2017
West Chicago, IL 
Details Coming Soon
Field of Dreams Horse Rescue & Adoption, P.O. Box 61, St. Charles, IL 60174
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