In recognition of Make a Difference Day—a national day of service supported in part by the Arby’s Foundation—a group of volunteers from Arbico East visited Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Small Miracles is a non-profit therapeutic facility in Kingsport, Tenn., whose mission, as stated on the center’s website, is “to enhance the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth of persons with special needs and disabilities by means of equine-assisted activities and therapies.” The center serves over 300 students per year in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Small Miracles currently houses 12 horses, known collectively as the “Miracle Herd.” The members of the Miracle Herd serve as motivators and companions to the students that the center serves, and each horse is a vital member of the team.
Guided by Executive Director Sherri Russell and Equine, Barn, and Facility Manager J.R. Russell, Arbico volunteers tended to the Miracle Herd’s needs, feeding the horses, brushing them, and leading them from their stables to a hilly lot spacious enough for them to gallop and graze. The volunteers also helped with facility maintenance by sweeping the floors, cleaning stables, washing food receptacles, and fetching fresh hay.
“We had a great time at Small Miracles!” said Chelsea Smith, Staff Accountant at Arbico East and one of Arbico’s volunteers on Saturday. “It was an awesome opportunity to give back to a program with a meaningful cause.”
“Small Miracles does an important service for our community,” said Isaac Ratliff, Marketing Assistant at Arbico East and another of Arbico’s volunteers. “It was a pleasure to serve an organization with such a compassionate mission.”
Learn more about Make a Difference Day here: http://www.makeadifferenceday.com/
Learn more about Small Miracles here: http://www.small-miracles.org/
BRISTOL, TN (October 20, 2017) – Arby’s dared to go where no restaurant chain had gone before when it launched a limited-edition Venison Sandwich in five select hunting-centric states last year. Participating restaurants sold out of the sandwich within hours, and the unique offering generated an outpouring of requests from hunters and meat lovers across the country hoping to try Arby’s take on venison.
That hunt will end October 21, when Arby’s Venison Sandwich returns, this time at every Arby’s restaurant in America, including all restaurants in the TriCities. The sandwich will be available while supplies last (100 per restaurant) – and they are expected to go quickly.
“The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide,” said Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby’s and enjoy this amazing sandwich.”
Arby’s Venison Sandwich features a thick-cut venison steak and crispy onions topped with a juniper berry sauce on a toasted specialty roll. The venison is marinated in garlic, salt and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection. The juniper berry sauce is a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries, giving the already unique sandwich another signature twist.
For more information on Arby’s Venison Sandwich and other menu items, visit www.arbys.com. For more information or an interview, visit www.arbicoeast.com or contact Amber Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 276-780-5365.