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Hill Billy Hack: raising money for kids to go to camp

April 24, 2014   ·   0 Comments

For the 3rd year, Wendy Conley has worked with the Mansfield Outdoor Centre, who donates the use of their facility hosting and organizing Hill Billy Hacks, charitable events and this Easter raised money for Dufferin Child and Family Services, helping kids get to camp.

This year’s event took place on April 19th and the Hill Billy Hack hosted an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with pony rides complete with a visit from the Easter Bunny on Easter weekend both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m – 4 p.m.

At the affordable price of $10 per child, many took advantage of the wonderful outdoors and exciting activities which also included a coloring a contest, free face painting and all for the benefit of children in need of help getting to camp. With excitement brewing, the scavenger hunt began with grabbing a basket, finding a plastic egg that would hold clues as to where the next egg could be found, and eventually leading participants to the Easter Bunny who happily traded eggs for chocolate, making the fun complete.

An event for all ages, combined with the beautiful landscape the Mansfield Outdoor Centre affords created many tired children at the end of the day having had filled the day with fresh air, pony rides and chocolates. Conley, a Personal Support Worker by profession also is the biggest animal lover many will ever know in their lifetime and in addition to raising money for the Dufferin Child and Family Services, also personally rescues horses and ponies managing her own Sanctuary.

If one can imagine having any spare time left, imagine filling that time raising money for Cancer hoping to raise enough money to wipe out the disease entirely. Conley’s energy and devotion is only exceeded by her passion to ‘do good’.

This year’s event very successfully took in $1,100 for the Dufferin Child and Family Services helping kids get to camp. For more information on upcoming Hill Billy Hacks contact Wendy Conley at 705 435-2821to see how you can help or attend. To contact the Mansfield Outdoor Centre, call 705 435-4479, or visit www.mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca

By Alex Sher

 (L to R) Easter egg baskets in hand full of eggs containing clues for the Hill Billy Hack  Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt held at the beautiful and scenic Mansfield Outdoor Centre, held on April 19th and 20th, siblings, Cody, Cassidee and Colton Wolfe.

(L to R) Easter egg baskets in hand full of eggs containing clues for the Hill Billy Hack Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt held at the beautiful and scenic Mansfield Outdoor Centre, held on April 19th and 20th, siblings, Cody, Cassidee and Colton Wolfe.

 (L to R) Following a Hill Billy Hack Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt held at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre on April 19th and 20th, the Wolfe siblings, full of smiles prepared for Pony rides. Cassidee Wolfe and pony handler, J.D Hurst, Colton Wolfe and pony handler, Wayne Hurst, and Cody Wolfe.

(L to R) Following a Hill Billy Hack Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt held at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre on April 19th and 20th, the Wolfe siblings, full of smiles prepared for Pony rides. Cassidee Wolfe and pony handler, J.D Hurst, Colton Wolfe and pony handler, Wayne Hurst, and Cody Wolfe.

         

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