Moving Hearts and Bodies with Senior Wellness Film

A Memorable Evening in Halifax, PA

On a beautiful Friday evening, June 7th, 2024, Armstrong Valley Winery hosted an inspiring and heartwarming fundraising screener for the documentary Sally’s Iron Mustangs. The event, held at the picturesque venue at 212 Rutter Road, Halifax, PA, brought together a community of supporters for an evening of film, fun, and philanthropy. Guests gathered in the winery’s private event space, ready to enjoy a night dedicated to celebrating senior wellness and community spirit.

Photo Gallery of the June 7, 2024, Sally’s Iron Mustangs fundraising screener at Armstrong Valley Winery in Halifax, PA.

An Inspirational Story

Sally’s Iron Mustangs follows the incredible journey of Sally Winchell, a dynamic bodybuilder and nutrition enthusiast. Sally, on the brink of her 65th birthday, leads the Iron Mustangs, a group of senior women who have embraced powerlifting in their retirement, as they train for competition in the Senior Games.

Generous Contributions

Attendees were treated to delightful snacks and cupcakes courtesy of Shirey-Meade Creations, adding a sweet touch to the evening. Armstrong Valley Winery generously donated 10% of the night’s bottle sales to support the cause. A portion of the night’s proceeds benefitted West Shore Meals on Wheels, an organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals to seniors in need.

Sally's Iron Mustangs Fundraiser Screener at Armstrong Valley, Halifax PA, June 7, 2024.

The event allowed audience conversations with documentary participants and filmmakers.

Silent Auction with Local Flair

The community’s generosity was further demonstrated through a silent auction, featuring items and experiences from local vendors such as Cornerstone Coffeehouse, Death Wish Coffee Co., Hellenic Kouzina, Honey in the Hollow, Just Plain Yoga, Lake Tobias, Morwynd Farm, Olive Oil Grille, Shirey-Meade Creations, Susquehanna Dance Academy, Sweet Cordelia’s Cake and Bake Shoppe, and Tough Girls, Inc.

Screening and Q&A Session

The highlight of the evening was the screening of Sally’s Iron Mustangs, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, Harrisburg native Abdullah Abu-Mahfouz, and several documentary participants. The documentary left a profound impact on the audience, inspiring many to share their own aging experiences with other attendees.

Heartfelt Reactions

Making her first appearance as Ms. PA Senior America, the newly crowned Connie Harness wiped tears from her eyes throughout the film and discussion. Attendee Cindy Green shared, “I thought the film was so well done! It was exciting to see what Sally does with her seniors and what we can do no matter what age!” Addison Ritter remarked, “I was honestly truly inspired and I got the chills a few times. It’s a moving story that will definitely connect with many.” Others noted the film will “inspire women of all ages” and found it “very relatable,” “inspirational,” and “full of love and commitment.”

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