Olivia Phelps, 1, meets a new friend, a pony, in the stable at Reber Ranch during Quota Cares Western Days last Saturday. Quota International of Kent Valley hosted free, fun-filled event for about 250 area children with special needs, and their families. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kids play with ponies during Western Days at Reber Ranch

Quota Cares Western Days returned to Reber Ranch on Lea Hill last Saturday, providing fun and games for about 250 area children with special needs and their families.

Quota International of Kent Valley hosted the free, fun-filled event for kids. Western-themed activities include pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, arts and crafts, maze race and other attractions. A free hot lunch was provided.

According to Beth Schratenboer, of Quota International of Kent Valley, the day is important for families and children.

“It’s a free day of no rules, no expectations,” she said. “The only rule is to have fun in a small, safe environment.”

Quota International is a nonprofit organization empowering women, children, the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired in local communities around the world.

To learn more, visit quotakentvalley.com.

Lyla Phelps, 4, rides a horse in the stable at Reber Ranch during Quota Cares Western Days last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Tomas Alvarez guides 2-year-old Victoria, as she rides a horse in the stable at Reber Ranch during Quota Cares Western Days last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

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