Posts by Mandy Nester

Thank You Skyview Women’s Ministry!

We would like to extend a BIG thank you to Skyview Missionary Baptist Church Women’s Ministry for their recent donation to Joy Ranch. Susan Huxster, Executive Director, enjoyed meeting with the group and getting to know them better. We are so blessed by groups like this that help us continue the mission of taking care…

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Copper Crest Riding Therapy Program Fundraisers

Joy Ranch has been blessed by Copper Crest Riding Therapy Program in Wytheville, VA. For years, they have helped our kids with horse therapy and we wanted to help them promote two upcoming fundraisers they are having this spring. Your support of this programs helps our Joy Ranch residents! Paint Night fundraiser, will be Friday…

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City RockFest Tour Concert

Joy Ranch will be the location for the City RockFest Tour concert to be held on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 pm. The event is hosted by Unchained (A ministry of Woodlawn United Methodist Church). Unchained meets each Sunday night at Woodlawn United Methodist Church at 6:30.  The service is a step up from a contemporary worship…

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Resident Stories Now Online

Ever wondered what past residents have to say about Joy Ranch? This year, we’re focusing on sharing their stories with you! Check out our new page where you can get to know how Joy Ranch has helped so many children over the years. Please keep in mind these are just a small portion of over…

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Hannah & Julia Recognized at School

Congratulations to two of our beautiful girls, Miss Julia and Miss Hannah! Julia received the award for Most Improved 1st Nine Weeks!! She was chosen for this award because of her hard work and for going “the extra mile!” Hannah received two awards for this past semester! She was honored for Outstanding Citizenship and for…

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Snow Tubing Trip

Thanks to the Henry Schein company, our kiddos got to enjoy an entire day of snow tubing at Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia! It may be cold out, but that does not stop us from having fun!

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Meet Susan Huxster, Executive Director

The Joy Ranch team is so proud to have an opportunity for you to get to know our incredible, wise, & godly Executive Director, Susan Huxster! A southerner at heart, Susan was born in Texas & raised in North Carolina in a family that instilled in her Christian values. She made a decision to trust…

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February is Volunteer Month!

February is Volunteer Month and Joy Ranch will be celebrating all month long! Our volunteers are integral to the work we do; from renovating cottages and campus beautification projects to offering horse therapy and hosting game nights for our kids, Joy Ranch is able to better serve our community and our children because of volunteers.…

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