KBEA says ‘thank you, pardner’

Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association, or KBEA, wants to express our gratitude to all the individuals and businesses who helped make our seventh annual “Cowboy Cabaret” fundraiser a success. We are so lucky to live in wonderful Homer, where supporting each others’ passions is a given.  KBEA’s passion is horses and people of all ages who love these beautiful animals, but we are geared especially to our youth. 
 The purchase of Cottonwood Horse Park at Mile 1.8 East End Road has been our goal, and as of June 1, 2014, this dream will be “corralled.”  Yippee.
Back to April 12 and the Cowboy Cabaret — a huge shoutout thank you to the following: Tim Quinn, for making this his annual priority and “lassoing” all of it together; Mark Marette, our emcee extraordinaire, who rides in from the head of Kachemak Bay and “rounds up” our talented poets and musicians; the Elks for hosting our annual “chuck wagon” event with great “vittles”; the fabulous businesses for donating to one more “stagecoach holdup” for our auction; the cowboys and cowgirls who donate their “loot” and treasures found in barns and who knows where else; Renee Eidem, Jackie Eisenberg, Jeanie and Libby Fabich, Sara Roberts, Sandy Arndt and Sue Drover for “doing their chores right proper and keeping the herd from stampeding”; the Ukele Society, who brought the songs from “the Old West” alive; Sunrise Sjoeberg, Cindy McKenna and Cathy Stingley for beautiful songs around the campfire; the wonderful poets who, like Riders in the Sky, carried us across rushing rivers and green, flowered meadows to heaven and back, making us laugh and cry; Tim Quinn and Dave Gerard for “singing us out and closing the gate” to the evening.
This “thank you. pardner” wouldn’t be complete without a “hoot and a yip to all the cowboys and cowgirls who rode in from the range to make the round up complete.”
 Happy Trails,
Roberta Highland