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.