Southern STARRS therapeutic horseback riding will hold its first Scavenger “Fox” Hunt fundraising event Saturday.
Participants will meet at the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 8:30 a.m. for registration and a continental breakfast provided by the chamber. Participants will receive clues for the hunt and coupons or gift cards for a free lunch. A smartphone or iPad and/or a digital camera will be needed for the hunt.
The first half of the hunt will take place in the Lebanon area. There will be a check-in and lunch break at 11:30 a.m., and then the hunt will resume in the Mt. Juliet area at 1 p.m. The hunt will end at 3:30 p.m. at Charlie Daniels Park, Pavilion 5, and the Mt. Juliet-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will provide refreshments to those completing the hunt.
Participants will turn in their collected tokens, and the winner will receive a grand prize of a collection of gifts and gift certificates totaling at least $500. A silent auction will also be held for everyone to browse while scores are being tallied.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in teams of two, and the winning team will split the grand prize. Registration fee is $25 per person. Visit the Southern STARRS website at southernstarrs.org to register.
STARRS provides therapeutic horseback riding to children with physical and mental disabilities or who have experienced a life-altering trauma or terminal illness. The program also serves adults with physical or mental disabilities, and veterans through its STARRS-4-STRIPES program in collaboration with the Veterans Affairs in Murfreesboro.
STARRS opened its riding program in May 2000 and serves about 30 students each week in regular classes, as well as special groups. Southern STARRS is a nonprofit agency and depends on public contributions to operate the program.