Harmony Acres is preparing to show off its new therapy building at an open house from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at 1451 O Road in Loma.
The nonprofit equestrian center recently purchased property and moved to a new location in September of 2018. Its new therapy building offers mental health therapy and therapeutic riding in an indoor setting. It's a fabric building. The Fruita Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:15 a.m. the day of the open house. The money for the building came from the Grand Junction Lions Club, CAPCO Foundation and the Clough Fellowship, according to Office Manager Jodie MacTavish.
Harmony Acres has more than 40 animals at the facility, including rabbits, alpacas, horses, mini horses and therapy sheep. The organization formed four years ago, MacTavish said.
Since moving to the new property, MacTavish said Harmony Acres has made large improvements to the property, including new shelters for horses, electricity and septic service. The next goal, she said, is to build an office out there in order to serve more clients. At the moment, there are no strictly indoor facilities.
Harmony Acres currently has five employees and 60 volunteers. About 240 people haved used Harmony Acres's services. About 20% of the clients are veterans, MacTavish said.
Aside from mental health therapy, the organization offers riding lessons and has a vaulting team that competes around the western United States.
■ Those who get cash back at City Market instead of visiting an ATM or a bank may have noticed a small fee that wasn't there before.
Kroger stores, including City Market, have implemented a transaction fee of 50 cents for customers who ask for cash back when checking out at the register. Customers can get up to $300 of cash back.
"Unfortunately we cannot continue to offer this service for free due to the high demand and processing/labor costs," King Soopers and City Market spokeswoman Jessica Trowbridge said.
Trowbridge said the cash back service is popular with customers and that the company processes millions of transactions each year. Even with the fee, she noted that the cash back service is less expensive than visiting an ATM not affiliated with a customer's bank.
■ Supercuts hair salons will offer free haircuts to active military personnel and veterans from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
A press release from the business said that Supercuts wished to say "thank you" to veterans and active military for their service.
Customers must show proof of previous service or a current military identification card to receive the free haircut.
There are three Supercuts stores in the Grand Junction area: 2740 Highway 50 on Orchard Mesa, 3235 Interstate 70 Business Loop in Clifton and 964 North Ave., Unit 110.
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