The messages, at first, were simply chosen by Barb and family. And each was woven into the fence while working at the fence - a time-consuming effort done in the heat and cold. Then Beto, Barb's son-in-law, had the brilliant idea of weaving the words/items in a small piece of the plastic fencing and simply hanging it on the fence. Much easier. And the pieces could be done under much more comfortable circumstances.
Hanging the pieces were a trial and error evolution. In the end, a visiting nephew, Donald, came up with the ultimate hanging assist. Clips are now used to hold the signs roughly in place until the arrangement is spaced as wanted. Then twist ties hold the corners securely while the clips are spaced about as extra security.
When Barb's sister, Anne, became involved she suggested that the public be able to post messages if they donate to the Therapeutic Riding School here in Creston. When approached with this idea, Michelle Whiteaway - organizer extraordinaire for the riding school - agreed to help coordinate the messages. Anne went to work perfecting the lettering (brother Mark helped with some ideas for this step) while Barb continues to attempt to make the decorative pieces. And on it goes.
If you or someone you know would like to post a message, contact can be made to Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Michelle at email@example.com. Donations are asked to be a minimum of $30 for the first day and $5 for each day thereafter.