The Pegasus Project Newsletter
APRIL 2017

Wings Over  Pegasus
Help the horses win $25,000!

Greetings horse lovers! We are ramping up for  WINGS OVER PEGASUS,  our annual airplane extravaganza, held here at the Pegasus ranch. This event will be on Saturday, April 22nd to coincide with The Association for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) "Help A Horse Day," a nationwide celebration that allows The Pegasus Project to compete for grant money to assist with our efforts to protect horses. For the past two years,  Wings Over Pegasus has been so successful that we won a $10,000 prize each year! This year the top grant prize is $25,000! We are pulling out all the stops and are counting on YOU to make this day a huge success and help our horses win those funds!
Wings Over Pegasus will feature a variety of airplanes and helicopters.  The day will be a casual, carnival atmosphere with an airshow by the "Raptor," skydivers, pony rides, fun horse-themed games, arts and crafts, and competitions for the whole family. Guests can visit with the Pegasus trainers and staff to meet, pet, finger-paint, and learn about the horses and get information regarding adoption and sponsorship opportunities. The SPCA of East Texas will also be on-site with a variety of adoptable dogs.

You do not want to miss out on these amazing opportunities:
  • Free airplane rides (courtesy of the Gladewater EAA) for kids 8-17 (random drawing of names)
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle drawing for two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines
  • Photo opportunity with "Pegasito," the winged-donkey in his kissing booth
  • Face painting
  • Paint a horse
  • Paint/decorate a flowerpot and horseshoe
  • Equine massage demonstrations
  • Horse poop roulette - winner gets a free helicopter ride!
  • Tennis ball toss - winner gets a free helicopter ride!
  • Photo opportunities with horses or with a cool airplane
Parking is $5/car. Food, refreshments, and participation in activities and games are available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting the horses of The Pegasus Project. 
For full details click here:  WINGS OVER PEGASUS

In anticipation of Help a Horse Day . . .  
As part of our preparatory celebration of Wings Over Pegasus / Help A Horse Day, we want to extend a little love to everyone! On Saturday, April 8th, we will host a bonfire party at the home of Mike and Allyson DeCanio, located at The Pegasus Project ranch. We will provide hot dogs for roasting and makings for s'mores, and our wonderful Pegasus Partners will furnish tasty appetizers for everyone. You just bring a lawn chair and your favorite adult beverages to share!! We'll get started at 5pm and watch the sunset over the beautiful Pegasus ranch. We will enjoy the beautiful music of Heather Little who will perform live! While well-behaved kids are welcome, please leave your pets at home!

Please be sure and RSVP for this event by texting your name and the number of people in your party to 903.707.5866. You may also call 903.469.3578 if you have questions. Click this link for details and a map:

Wings Over Pegasus Sponsors

Kay Bracken
Lori & Craig Klinger
Dobbs & Tittle, P.C.
Anne & George Ellis
Allyson & Mike DeCanio
Sandra & Larry James
The Pamela Walters Group, LLC
Retail Union Partners
Caren Carr
Jan & Mike Cooper
Lisa Malone
Heather & Ross Mathson
Paper Sack Promotionals, LLC
Deborah & Mark Race
Rocking Horse Trailer Sales
Tamara & Brett Robinson
Susie Shelton
Stone Ridge Pool & Landscape, Co.
Mitzi Storey
All American Party and Tent Rentals
County Line Magazine
Southwest Airlines

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

A Note from Allyson

It's Mike's Turn!

This month I'm turning this column over to my husband, Mike DeCanio, vice-president and director of The Pegasus Project, so he can talk to you about Wings Over Pegasus. As a lifelong pilot, this event is Mike's vision of how to bring together his aviation community to support the horses. So, here's Mike . . . 

An airshow at a horse rescue? It sounds a little strange, but work with me and you'll see the genius in it. 

We have a limited audience when  getting our message out about the need for horse rescue. You are part of a dedicated group of concerned Pegasus supporters, and we value every one of you. The problem is that most of you found Pegasus because you were already horse lovers and probably had some idea of the plight of neglected horses. We could open our gates today, and most of you would be happy to just come watch horses be horses! The rest of the world needs more. And we need to reach those people. Airplanes will bring a wide array of people to the ranch with the goal of having them fall in love with our mission and become Pegasus fans and supporters.

As in past years, we will have skydivers, genuine warbirds, helicopter rides, airplane rides, and free airplanes rides offered by EAA Young Eagles for kids 8-17. For the FIRST time, this year we have a real airshow aircraft doing daring stunts and stomach churning, tumbling aerobatics! Steve Covington in his highly modified Pitts aircraft, "The Raptor" will amaze you with his high performance, low altitude, high energy demonstration! Steve has performed aerobatics internationally and is sure to make you say "wow" many times.

Now it's your turn to invite your non-horsey friends to join you at the
Wings Over Pegasus  airshow ! I promise you they'll enjoy the  horse show when they get here!

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Mike DeCanio
Director, The Pegasus Project

Enter Raffle To Win
Two Roundtrip Tickets on
Southwest Airlines


Airline tickets are good on any SWA flight within the U.S. and Puerto Rico

Drawing at Wings Over Pegasus on April 22, 2017
(need not be present to win)

1 raffle ticket for $20
3 raffle tickets for $50
7 raffle tickets for $100

All proceeds benefit the horses of
 The Pegasus Project

Click here to purchase:

Saturday, April 8th 
5:00 pm
DeCanios' Front Yard
Pegasus Ranch

The Pegasus Partner happy hours are usually members only. However, in preparation for Wings Over Pegasus, we are holding a unique event open to the public. It will include a bonfire, hotdog roast, and s'mores making party! Bring your lawn chair and ice chest with your favorite beverages. We will gather on the DeCanios' front porch and around their fire ring. Appetizers will be provided. 

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