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Largest Dream Catchers fundraiser back in the saddle

Largest Dream Catchers fundraiser back in the saddle

The people behind Dream Catchers are gearing up for their biggest fundraising effort of the year, a chance to combine good times with a good cause. The nonprofit’s Bridles and Boots event saddles up Saturday at the Toano horse-riding center.

“It’s very exciting around here. This is our premiere event every year,” said Janet Mayberry Laughlin, the nonprofit’s interim executive director.

The organization provides therapeutic riding to individuals with special needs. The Bridles and Boots event raises funds to help keep lesson fees affordable for clients, and the evening’s live auction supports its Dream Riders scholarships.

The latest auction features items such as trips...

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