FENCE supporter donates grader blade for roads

Published 9:42 am Friday, March 15, 2013

Joey Thompson and Julie Gordon with FENCE’s new grader. (photo submitted)

Joey Thompson and Julie Gordon with FENCE’s new grader. (photo submitted)

The vehicles at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) can roll more easily now that the internal roads are going to be upgraded. Steep hills and rain have been an ongoing problem with the road system at FENCE causing erosion, potholes and bumps.

Because of the generosity of Julie Gordon, a long-time supporter of FENCE and board member, the rough roads will be just a bad memory. Gordon donated funds to buy a heavy-duty grader blade that will tilt and turn to allow the FENCE maintenance crew to maintain the roads and even some of the larger trails within FENCE property.

“A big thank you to Julie for helping us out,” said Joey Thompson.

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Roy Flores, the other crewman, added, “It (the blade) works good.”

The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center’s mission is to provide facilities and focus for education, recreation and preservation in nature studies and equestrian activities with the aim of enhancing these endeavors to enrich the quality of life for the community.

For more information about FENCE programs and projects call 828-859-9021 or visit the web site www.fence.org.

– article submitted by Carrie Knox