• Photo by Alexandra Cannon/Groesbeck Journal
    Linn Energy offered about 25 employees that worked hard November 29 free of charge, putting up panels to enclose what will be the Horse Arena on land owned by Cross Creek Meadows. Linn Energy also dug a water line that will supply water for the center.
  • Photo by Alexandra Cannon/Groesbeck Journal
    Wednesday, November 29, some of the Cross Creek Meadows Board members cooked hot dogs and hamburgers for all the hard workers from Linn Energy and GHS Ag department, as they spent the day putting up panels to build the Horse Arena.
  • Photo by Alexandra Cannon/Groesbeck Journal
    Groesbeck High School Ag students began work on mounting ramps for Cross Creek Meadows under Brian Brightwell last year and the project was brought to completion under Kevin Devrow and Jim Davidson. These will be used to help riders mount houses at the Equine Therapy Center Cross Creek Meadows is building.
  • Photo by Alexandra Cannon/Groesbeck Journal
    Ag teacher James Davidson enlisted the help of the GISD’s Bobcat to move the panels to each side of the arena being constructed, saving a bit of manual labor.

Cross Creek Begins Work on Arena, with Help of Linn Energy, GHS Ag

By Carol Favors, Linn Energy

Linn Energy employees participate annually in a Volunteer project and this year they chose to donate their time to Cross Creek Meadows Therapeutic Riding & Retreat Center. CCM is an Equine-assisted therapeutic center that is in the process of being built in Limestone County to serve Veterans and children with disabilities.

Linn employees helped put up the panels for the Horse Arena, along with digging/laying a water line that will supply water for the entire Center.

Approximately 25 Linn employees participated in the event and Linn was happy to assist.

Charles Little, board president headed up the project. Lunch was provided by the Cross Creek Meadows board members, Darla Wurtz, Charles Little, Steve Nance, Tiffany Burleson and Kay Alston.

We are so thankful that we had the opportunity to assist with such a special project in our community.

The mounting blocks were built collaboratively with Brian Brightwell beginning the project, Jim Davidson and Kevin Devrow along with multiple Ag students worked and finished it through community based instruction. Several Ag students painted the horse panels, loaded and delivered the panels in a team effort. Under the leadership of Sheriff Wilson and Captain David Turrubiarte, manual assistance was donated in the endeavor as well.

Ronnie Sims donated his bulldozer and planted grass, and Tim Danner volunteered over 200 hours in dozer work to prepare for the arena and barn.

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