Jamboree fundraiser for Amish family raises $1,800

Jamboree attendees enjoy a buggy ride. photos by Willie Pegelo

TEHKUMMAH—A jamboree fundraiser for an Amish family in Tehkummah who recently lost two horses in a tragic accident was hosted by Kicking Mule Ranch this past weekend and raised over $1,800.

“It was an amazing night,” said organizer Willie Pegelo, owner of Kicking Mule Ranch. “We had great weather and over 60 people came out. The Islanders performed and Amish families came out to support their friends and sold baked goods. We also did buggy rides.”

Earlier this summer, Amish farmer Ken Albrecht was in an accident on Highway 6 near New England Road when one of his horses was spooked by coming into contact with a guardrail and took off, throwing him from his cart and jumping to its death over the rail and severely injuring the horse it was attached to (which was later euthanized by police when found suffering with life threatening injuries).

The Islanders put on a great show at the Jamboree.
photos by Willie Pegelo

“When I went to deliver the cheque to the family, they were really thrilled,” said Ms. Pegelo. “They were so grateful for the support from their new community. I think it meant a lot to them.”