Sunday, the weather held up, so more than 30 kids and adults saddled up and rode for Saint Jude's cancer needs. Earning over $2,000 from pledges and donations to help kids stricken with this killer disease.
This year, like last year, was a big success in efforts by supporters, contributors, participants and of course those ever present enablers - our multi talented Lake Earl Grange volunteers.
The ride got underway at about 10am out at Mill Creek and wound up at about 1pm at our Lake Earl Grange Hall in
Fort Dick for honors, awards and eats.
With horses stabled and tack stowed, all sat down to a hardy cowboy lunch (provided by the Grange Horse Group and Grange members) of limitless fresh vegetables, potatoe salad, fresh jumbo hamburgers
and the stable of all trail rides, "cowboy beans". All with an extra large helping of Granger hospitality, washed down with
equally unlimited bottled water, soda, juice and coffee.
After a short but informative
presentation on cancer, awards for outstanding efforts and achievements were handed out. We also heard short talks and thank you-s on community involvement, support and action from Helen Ferguson, Dennis
Mayo and Ed Salsedo.
Our Lake Earl Grange earned $2,107 for this worthy cause and to all those who donated their time, energies,
guidance and all those incredible "fixings" - WE ALL SAY A GREAT BIG "THAAAANNNK