St. Jude Trailride Attracts
Large Crowd on Saturday
by: Bobby McDonald
You couldn't have asked for a more perfect day of weather, than was afforded for Saturday's St. Jude Trailride, in Como. Hosted at the Two J Ranch, the trailride attracted some 20 wagons and over 100 horseback riders, who enjoyed a beautiful two hour ride through the fall foliage, that lined the country roads of the area.
Meanwhile, another large crowd was gathered back at the ranch, preparing Hopkins County Stew, Chili, desserts, and all the trimmings, to complete the fundraiser, to benefit the St. Jude's Hospital for Children.
Junior Gregg, shown here in the lead wagon, served as the Wagonmaster for the ride and led off the ride
that began at 10:00 a.m.
And, if you didn't have a horse, that wasn't a problem, as there were plenty of seats in the wagons to accommodate those who weren't mounted.
Hosts and organizers, Jim and Jean Murray, were still collecting donations, on Saturday afternoon, so they didn't have a firm total on this year's event, but with the large crowd, were hopeful of sending more money than last year, to aid children crippled or diagnosed with life-threatening diseases.
"It's a labor of love for us to host this event, each year!" advised Murray. "It's a fun time for everyone and then we're helping children who need our help!"
A live auction was also hosted on Saturday afternoon, that help raise additional funds.
Enjoy these photos from Saturday's event: