Champion Feed & Pet Supply is once again sponsoring the “Central Ohio Tack Swap Meet” to help raise funds for Delaware County horses in need. The event is being held on Sunday, June 8, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Champion Feed & Pet Supply, located at 2524 Ohio 37 East in Delaware. Proceeds from the benefit go directly to the Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) Horse Rescue Program.
Visitors can purchase new and used tack or browse the “buy-sell-trade” swap meet for some unique treasures. HSDC’s Horse Rescue Program co-founders, Misty Bay and Cindy Butts, will be on site to answer questions and share some success stories. The admission fee is a $1 donation to HSDC, but attendees are welcome to donate more if they wish. There will be food available with sales also going to the Horse Rescue Program.
Vendors may rent a 10-foot x 10-foot booth space for a $10 donation to HSDC and can either reserve their spot by calling ahead (preferably) or registering at the event. Vendor booths are available to anyone wishing to sell or trade tack, swap meet/flea market items, or craft items. Businesses, organizations, schools, teams and 4-H clubs may also set up booths. Vendors will need to provide their own tables and chairs and can begin setting up at 10:30 a.m.
“We are currently accepting donated items for the benefit tack sale,” says HSDC marketing manager Misty Bay. “Folks can donate new or used tack, barn items, horse accessories, rider accessories, horse-collectibles, western decor, and any cowboy or cowgirl items.” Donations can be dropped off in advance at HSDC’s shelter or donated during the event.
Champion Feed is a proud sponsor of the Humane Society of Delaware County’s Horse Rescue Program and has donated over $3,400 raised from previous charity tack sales. The Horse Rescue Program is self-funded by donations made specifically to the Horse Rescue Fund and does not receive any state or county resources.
“We created this fundraiser to help the horses in need in Delaware County,” says Champion Feed & Pet Supply manager Scott Shipman. “We are happy to hold this event for the Humane Society so they can continue to conduct cruelty investigations and provide outreach services for horses in our community.”
For more information, please visit < www.hsdcohio.org/tacksale >. For event questions or to reserve a booth, please contact Scott Shipman at 740-369-3020. Donated items for the tack sale may be delivered to HSDC’s shelter located at 4920 Ohio 37 East in Delaware by Friday, June 6. Donations can also be given directly to HSDC’s booth during of the event.