At Asian Mint, we always find it an honor and a pleasure to serve the people who serve us and the community in general. It’s our way of giving back and saying “thank you” for their service, often given selflessly and wholeheartedly.
At the Equest Boots & Salutes party last July 20 at the Texas Horse Farm on Pemberton Hill Road, we had the privilege of serving our country’s veterans as one of the event’s main sponsors. We had lots of fun too!
What went down at the Equest Boots & Salutes party?
Boots & Salutes is Equest’s signature fundraising event. And as such, Equest went all out to make sure that everyone at the Texas Horse Farm were having a great time. There’s a wide variety of casual gourmet food served by some of Dallas’ best restaurants, in hose rare company we are happily included. We got to serve some of Asian Mint’s signature bites.
Among the highlights of the event is the Branch versus Branch fundraising, where Equest presented six horses. Each horse represented a branch of the US military: Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, and First Responders. Donors backed a horse of their choice and encouraged their family and friends to back their horse as well.
Equest additionally held a live auction, in which one of the items up for grabs was a custom-built, weather-resistant, and exquisitely built cedar playhouse for kids. It’s awesome for sleepovers, and even has cool features like window boxes for actual plants and a door inspired by The Hobbit.
Of course, since it’s a party, there’s foot-stomping dance music from the 1940s performed live by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra. And it won’t be a party honoring our country’s veterans without tributes to their sacrifice and a WWII T-6 Texan flyover.
The best thing of all is the Boots & Salutes party is a party with a purpose. All the proceeds from the event will go to Equest’s Hooves 4 Heroes program. Hooves for Heroes aims to help veterans get back on their feet and return to civic life through equine-assisted healing therapies.
Check out pics from the party here: