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Our 3rd Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza is on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00AM-2:00PM at the Colby's Army Learning Center (1394 George Boyd Road, Ashland City, TN 37015). The extravaganza is a yard sale, bake sale, and arts and crafts sale, combined with free fun family activities such as hiking the organization's private trails. It is the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, and helps fund our programs for people with life challenges.

Attendees can also meet a therapy horse or cat, and navigate the activity course. Most of the event will be held indoors and will be held rain or shine. The event is, quite possibly, the largest annual yard sale in Cheatham County.

Colby's Army helps people with life challenges through outreach, and interactions with animals and nature. Programs include therapeutic riding, equine assisted ground-based activities, job training, gardening, and homeless outreach.

Many local residents contribute the results of their attic, basement, and garage decluttering to the sale. Intake of donated items for the sale runs September 15 - October 15. Residents are encouraged to set up a drop-off time by emailing info@colbysarmy.org. Colby's Army volunteers can also sometimes pick up large volumes of donated items. Almost every item can be accepted, with the exception of: clothes, mattresses, large appliances, electronics, and VHS and cassette tapes.

"We will have an entire barn full of items, thousands of them, that are priced to sell," said Lisa Wysocky, the organization's executive director. "We always have a lot of very nice furniture, toys and baby items, holiday decorations, household goods, books, CDs and DVDs, lawn items, sports equipment, small appliances, and much more."

The event is sponsored by Heritage Bank, The Pleasant View Post, AO Smith, the Cheatham County Lions Club, Walmart, Chipotle, LisaWysocky.com, Swaner Services, and Mike and Arlene Glavas.

All proceeds go toward helping people with life challenges reach their goals. Those who would like to contribute but cannot attend the event can go to ColbysArmy.org and click on the yellow donate button. It will lead people to a PayPal page where they can type the amount of their donation. Or, checks can be mailed to Colby's Army, PO Box 90464, Nashville, TN 37209.


 

PASTURE PUTT PUTT EVENT MAY 19, 2018

Colby's Army Announces First Annual Pasture Putt Putt Event


Colby's Army will host their first annual Putt Putt Golf event on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at their learning center facility at 1394 George Boyd Road, Ashland City, Tennessee 37015. The event will feature eighteen holes along their beautiful creek-side therapeutic riding trails, plus a separate nineteenth hole-in-one competition with a $50 prize for a hole in one, or for the ball closest to the hole.

Putt putt obstacles for each hole will be made from recycled, repurposed, and upcycled materials. In addition, there will be a silent auction, arts and crafts sale, vendors, and food, along with facility tours.

"Each round of golf can be played for just $3, and clubs and balls will be provided," said Lisa Wysocky, Colby's Army executive director. "We hope everyone will come out with their family and friends for a really fun day."

Signed CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia have been donated for the silent auction by country music artists Michelle Wright, Sister Hazel, and Phil Vassar, among others, with additional special items also up for grabs.

Some hole sponsorships and vendor slots are still available.


PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE

We are proud to embrace people first language. People first language emphasizes the person, rather than the disability, challenge, or difference. In placing the person first, the disability is no longer the primary, defining characteristic of an individual, but one of several aspects of the whole person.


Rather than "a homeless man", we say "a man who is homeless." Rather than "an autistic girl," we say, "a girl with autism." It's a simple rephrasing of words, but one that is meaningful.


We appreciate your support of people first language and encourage you to share the idea with your friends.


SPONSORSHIPS  NOW AVAILABLE

We have many sponsorship opportunities around our learning center that can be made in honor or memory of a loved one, or in support of a business or family member. Most sponsorships come complete with signage that encourages our supporters to support you!


These sponsorships are vital in helping us keep our doors open, and they allow us to continue to provide needed services to people with life challenges. Most sponsorships are very affordable. Please email us to learn more!


2019 WINTER  SESSION ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN

We have some openings in each of our programs. If you know of someone with a life challenge who could benefit from our programs and services, please have them, or a loved one, contact us. Slots are filling fast!


FALL TIPS

Check the air pressure in your tires. Fall's cooler temps make your tired flatter, which makes your car use more gas. Air up to manufacturer's recommendations.


Keep a sock filled with clean, unused kitty liter on your dash. The filled sock will absorb condensation from your vehicle's windows allowing clearer visibility when driving.


Hypermiling involves getting as much gas mileage out of your vehicle as possible. Try starting and stopping slowly, taking your foot off the gas pedal just before you reach the top of a hill, and driving a mile or two under the speed limit. Hypermile for a week to see how much you save!