Thanks for Longears Days coverage

I want to thank Ponoka News Staff writer Dale Cory for the excellent coverage of Tees Longears Days Mule and Donkey Show, Aug. 21 and 22, published in last week’s paper.

Dear Editor:

I want to thank Ponoka News Staff writer Dale Cory for the excellent coverage of Tees Longears Days Mule and Donkey Show, Aug. 21 and 22, published in last week’s paper.

Dale caught the spirit of what this show, the people, and the mules and donkeys are all about. For 21 years now, this little ”undiscovered gem” of a show has been happening in central Alberta with free admission, parking and camping. Certainly an affordable, clean, fun, family-orientated weekend for all to enjoy.

For many years, friends and members of the Alberta Donkey and Mule Club have donated of their time and talents to pull this event together. Our goal has been to show the public the many attributes of our favorite long-eared equines and also to have a lot of fun.

I have had the privilege of working along side foundling members of the Alberta Donkey and Mule Club, Merv and Ethel Hollihan, as part of the Tees Longears Days committe for many years and it was indeed a wonderful surprise to read Dale Cory’s entertaining and ”almost” accurate write up compete with photos of our show. Dale…ah…not to make an a..s of you, but Buddy the hinny is a cross between a male horse (stallion) and a female donkey (jenny). This is the reverse cross and one that is much harder to achieve than the parentage you described as Buddy’s, which was that of a mule.

Thanks again for a wonderful write up and hope to see more Ponoka people out next year to fully enjoy what Tees Longears Days has to offer. We would also like to thank the many Ponoka businesses that supported our show by cash and gift donations. It is your local support that helps to keep this event going!

Ch”ear”s

Marlene Quiring,

Tees Longears Days Show Committee