Horseshoe Ribbons for Sandy Hook

Recently, we received a phone call from Steve Storms of Montague Blacksmith Supply in New York asking if FPD would donate horseshoes to a group of farriers from Newtown, Connecticut. Led by farrier Joe Santos, the group planned to shape the shoes into ribbons, paint them green and white and sell them at a fundraiser benefiting the memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.  We were happy to participate by providing the Kerckhaert SX-7 horseshoes.

The group of farriers working with Joe Santos on the project included John Matthews, Joey Boccuzzi, Willy Jaret, Bo Crotta, Corey Peterson, Mim Mucherino and Dr. Bob Neff, DVM.  A total of 300 ribbons were made using the Kerckhaert SX-7 horseshoes donated by FPD.  All of the ribbons will be sold for $5.00 each at the benefit to be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Edmond Town Hall on 45 Main Street in Newtown, CT.  Admission is $10.00 per person.  If you are in the area, stop in and support your fellow farriers – and the Newtown community.

Everyone at FPD is keeping the Newtown community in our thoughts as they continue to heal after this terrible tragedy.

Forging the Sandy Hook memorial ribbons from Kerckhaert horse shoes donated by FPD.

Volunteers paint on the finishing touches.

The final Sandy Hook Ribbons

The final memorial ribbons.

Legend of the Horseshoe tags attached to each horseshoe ribbon.


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