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2012-10-04 / Community News

6th Annual Texas Chainsaw Manicure

Taking Place Saturday, October 13th at Down Home Ranch


Down Home Ranch will host their annual Texas Chainsaw Manicure on October 13. Down Home Ranch will host their annual Texas Chainsaw Manicure on October 13. The Bastrop fire over Labor Day Weekend in 2011 was a grim reminder of just how important preparing for a wildfire can be. That is why you’re invited to bring family and friends out to Down Home Ranch on Saturday, October 13th, for a great day of outdoor fun, volunteering, and creating a safer, more beautiful Down Home Ranch at the annual Texas Chainsaw Manicure!

Down Home Ranch is a community for people with Down Syndrome and other disabilities and those who live and work with them. The Ranch is a Firewise community; which is a program that encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from wildfire risks.

The day begins at 8AM and ends at 4PM with a chainsaw safety demonstration beginning early at 7:30AM by the Texas Forest Service, for those that will be using chainsaws. There’s a skill level for everyone and very young children may stay and enjoy crafts inside the Pavilion, while parents and older siblings volunteer outdoors.

We’ll have giant pots of chili with hot dogs and all the trimmings for lunch and DHR t-shirts saying “I survived the 2012 Texas Chainsaw Manicure” for all participants.

Respond to Denise at Denise@DownHomeRanch.org or by calling 512-856-0128. Let the Ranch know how many will attend for the day, the ages of any children who will remain in the Pavilion, the shirt sizes you will need, and if you prefer a vegetarian, gluten-free lunch.

Visit the website to learn more about the Down Home Ranch’s Annual Texas Chainsaw Manicure, www.DownHomeRanch.org.

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