John Barkwill Memorial Award

On October 3, 1992, Kay married her soul mate. John lived every day to show his love and support for her in every way any one could imagine. When God birthed the Horses with Hearts dream into Kay’s heart, John was 100% on board. Anyone who knew John would say, “he was a get ‘er done kind a man”. Anything he did he gave 200% and he encouraged Kay to give 200% to her dream. On February 19, 2007, John was diagnosed with cancer. He died on April 20, 2007. Even through his illness, he constantly encouraged Kay not to give up. In memory of John’s giving and “get ‘er done spirit”, each year Kay and her children, Jamie and Matt present the John Barkwill Memorial Award to an adult volunteer who has gone beyond the call of duty and helped “get ‘er done” each year.
This award was not established until 2009 so they presented three awards that year.

Listed below are the individuals who have received this award.

2009 Julie Kelley, Issie Siebert, Donna LeMaster
2010 Mike Brown
2011 Tiffany Shroyer (for her donation of Scooter)
2012 Tom Pike
2013 Ryan Richardson
2014 JB Pike

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