This Giving Tuesday, consider FENCE

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, November 22, 2016

This holiday season, FENCE asks that you consider donating to local nonprofit organizations in Polk County. After the Thanksgiving holiday has passed many folks focus on holiday shopping, with days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.

It is important not to forget about Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29. Small nonprofit organizations thrive on generous donations from community members in both the form of monetary donations and donations of their time through volunteer work. Donations allow nonprofit organizations such as FENCE to serve the community to the best of their ability.

As a community-focused nature and equestrian center, FENCE strives to meet unmet needs of community members by serving as a community resource for the preservation of green space and for educational and recreational opportunities linking nature, animals, and people.

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FENCE offers many different learning experiences for community members including teaching in school science and nature- based lessons to grades Kindergarten-fifth, educating local children during field trips and summer camps, and educating the general public through free hikes and presentations.

In addition to education, FENCE is also is the home of the Therapeutic Riding of Tryon (TROT) program which is a program that provides equine assisted activities to adults and children with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is located at 3381 Hunting Country Rd. in Tryon, N.C. FENCE property, which offers five miles of trails, is open to the public 365 days a year from dawn to dusk. The offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. To learn more about FENCE visit or call 828-859-9021. 

– article submitted by Amy Schmitte