Fencing company donates project to S.M.I.L.E.S.

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Staff | October 14, 2013

DARIEN--The Wisconsin/Northern Illinois Chapter of The American Fence Association donated a fencing project valued at over $10,000 to S.M.I.L.E.S., the therapeutic riding center in Darien.

The project, completed earlier this month made modifications to current fencing, creating a new lane and a new paddock for the herd of therapy horses at the center.

Members of the association's chapter volunteered their time on the project, which took 90 fence posts and over 1,000 feet of mesh. The association's contractors donated equipment for the job.

“Clearly, good neighbors make good fences!” said Gay Stran, director of S.M.I.L.E.S. “This chapter of fencing professionals has come together in a way that exemplifies professionalism and generosity.  Our clients, and our horses, will benefit from this gift of time and talent.”

Products were donated by manufacturers including Don Machalk & Son's Fence Corp. of Ingalls, Mich.; Hutchison Lumber and Building Products of Manchester, Iowa  and Keystone Steel & Wire Co. of Peoria, Ill.

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