April 24, 2018
New Tennessee Donkey Club Started A new club has been formed in TN -- the Tennessee Donkey ASSociation. It was founded by approximately 12 donkey owners and is open to anyone that owns any size donkey, from the mini to the mammoth, or anyone that is interested in donkeys. The goal of the Club this first year is to get the word out about the loving and gentle nature of the donkey. Our first event working toward this goal was an exhibition at the Volunteer Horse Fair in Murfreesboro this past March. Five miniature donkey farms represented the Club during the Saturday and Sunday event which is sponsored annually by the Tennessee Horse Council, an organization that is open to all equine breeds. Other events will be the Great Celebration Mule & Donkey Show in Shelbyville this coming June, some local fairs that have donkey classes, the Music & Molasses Festival in October at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville and area Christmas parades later in the year. Officers of the Club are: Lydia Spears, President, L. J. Mix, Middle TN VP, Marianne Smith, West TN VP, Kristi Lewis, Secretary, Theresa Puckett, Treasurer, Crystal Oliver, Reporter. An East TN VP position is still open. Club dues have been set at $10 per person, age 18 and over, and $5 for youth. Membership information may be obtained by contacting Theresa Puckett, email address CCRDonkeys@cs.com The next meeting is scheduled for June 9th at the farm of Carson and Sandy Carroll in Shelbyville, TN. For more information about the Club, please contact Lydia Spears, email address email@example.com, or by phone #931-796-4920.
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