As we were preparing for the October show, a package arrived from the ApHC. Thinking it was something for
the silent auction benefit, I brought the box in the house and continued with other tasks. During a break, I
remembered the box and decided to see what the ApHC sent.
The handwriting on the outside of the box said, "Dual Towers - Jade Crystal". What could this be? Then, I noticed
a packing slip and opened it. To my surprise, it said, "Sooner ApHC, 2007 President's Award"! I began to open
the box and the layers and layers of bubble wrap.
I could not believe my eyes, it was so beautiful! The prisms caught the sun and sent rainbows of color all over the room.
Wow, I had to tell someone, so I called Jim Chronister. Then, I made a post to the Sooner BOD list. What a wonderful
gesture! The inscription reads, "2007 President's Award of Appreciation for promoting the Appaloosa Horse and
outstanding service to the ApHC."
The award traveled to the October show, to let Sooner members and exhibitors see our award and it will travel to the Annual Meeting, so
that the membership can get a closer look. We would like to thank Merida McClanahan for nominating the Sooner club
to receive this honor. The members of Sooner ApHC would like to thank the parent club for recognizing us in such a meaningful way.
* Award photo by Gerry Lukacik