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The Over the Rainbow program for disabled persons has received a $907 donation from Driftwood Tack and Western Wear.

The store sponsored a recent horse show at the Curry County Fairgrounds in Gold Beach. The money represented the proceeds from the show, Walt Thompson said.

There were 27 participants in 44 classes in the show. The participants ranged in age from 7 to 60.

Thompson, who is a prize-winning horseman on his own, said they had more fun at the show that if they had driven to Salem.

The proceeds from the show were presented to Mary Margaret Smith of Port Orford. She is the director of the Over the Rainbow program.

Free to participants, the program provides to physically and mentally challenged people the opportunity to ride horses. Smith said the participants benefit from equestrian therapy and recreational horseback riding.

The program uses individually adapted equipment, trained professionals and caring volunteers to enable needs youths and adults to experience the joy and freedom of riding while enhancing their self esteem.

The organization maintains riding horses and special equipment in Port Orford. Thy are transported to Brookings and Gold Beach to providing opportunities.

For information in Brookings, phone (541) 469-8463, or visit the web site: http://www. harborside.com/cc/rainbow.

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