Hi Annette:

     ….I wanted to let you know how much our group-Mahoning Valley Vegan-enjoyed our tours this past Sunday.  Let me start with Hope.  I’d never set up a group tour before and she was a massive help from the very first phone call.  I wanted to be certain we did everything right and she was very, very helpful in answering all (and I do mean all) my many questions.  Our tour guide, Ilona was exceptional.  She took time to share stories and her experiences; she answered questions and allowed us to have experiences with your residents that none of us expected.  Who thinks they could hold a mature rooster and have no claw marks after!  Or pet a chicken.  We never felt rushed or that we asked a dumb question.  She allowed everyone to explore and learn and understand all at our own pace.  To say that it was an exceptional experience is probably downplaying the day!  We have roughly 200 photos circulating and if you’d give me an email address I’ll be happy to forward our album.
I’ve been to quite a few MeetUps and I’ve also been to a few Happy Trails events.  This one was so fantastic people are still commenting about it and sharing memories 2 days later.  I’ve never seen this level of event bliss before!
Again, please give your staff our great big thanks for making our Sunday glorious.  They helped make lots of new friends for Happy Trails.  Folks came from parts of PA, Youngstown, Ashtabula and Painesville to tour Happy Trails and every single one left feeling energized, engaged and satisfied.  Here’s hoping for a few more events in the YO part of the world!
Warmest regards,
Ellen Z