STAR Ranch draws quilt winner

Nov 27, 2012
Photo by: Donated photo QUILT GIVEN FOR A CAUSE — Pictured, at left, is Karen Owens, president of STAR Ranch, doing the drawing for the 'Animal House' quilt with Brenda O’Keefe, owner of Joey’s Pancake House.

Mary Glance, of Clyde, was the winner of “Animal House,’’ the handmade quilt given in a drawing Nov. 25, at Joey’s Pancake House in Maggie Valley, to raise funds for STAR Ranch.  The wall hanging depicts an animal from many species poking his head out of the window of each house.

Made by Maggie Hickle, Lynne Rose and Chris Regina, the quilt has been all over town since May to raise awareness of the need for funds at STAR Ranch.  Fifteen horses, five goats, 40 cats and 30 dogs are currently in residence at the ranch, all needing help for the approaching winter.

“Adoptions, donations, hay and feed are all needed. A tax deductible donation for 2012 would be perfect timing, right about now,” said Karen Owens, founder of the ranch.

“We are proud to help this wonderful organization who does so much for the animals of Haywood County, especially the horses,” said Brenda O’Keefe, owner of Joey’s Pancake House.

For information on how to help, visit and Facebook.  Call 400-4940 for an appointment to visit STAR Ranch.