Dear Members and Friends,
Last week was a milestone in our hunt and in my life. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, my first grandchild was born, August Henry Wykle, weighing 8lbs, 12oz. Mother and child are doing very well.
Our Tuesday Hunt Week day and our Blessing on Saturday both produced great sport with screaming hound music and long fast runs. Coyotes were viewed and they stayed in our country, circling around and around. Our field masters and whips were superb in positioning themselves and the field of riders to enjoy the hard and rewarding work of our beautiful red and white hounds.
Many members and their families helped with the tailgates for both events. Thank you to Billie for organizing the food on Tues. with others who contributed, and thanks to Jenner for catering our lunch and Diane for preparing the stirrup cup on Saturday. A huge thank you goes to Kenny and Vicky Dean for inviting us to their lovely farm.
Hope Lynne did another very successful job with our pillow raffle, helping to raise $1500 for the hounds. I appreciate all the hard work of so many that are not mentioned, too.
Emily Schilling's mother, Liz Pritchard, won the pillow raffle. Here is a photo of the pillows in their new home. Thanks to everyone who bought and/or sold raffle tickets.
I'm looking forward to many more days in the hunt field with you all.
My Best, Lili