RODEO REINS IN THE FANS

Posted on 03 November 2011

Organizers of the Third Annual Port City Rodeo in September said the event was well attended and helped raise much needed funds for a variety of community projects.

Ronnie Burke, the coordinator for Decatur County Family Connection, said the rodeo raised more than $15,000 for Family Connection. The 2010 rodeo raised approximately $13,000.

Family Connection is a collaborative organization that works to address challenges facing children and families in the county. Some of its programs include a “backpack program” that provides non-perishable meals for some schoolchildren; a youth advisory council for high school students; and a “teen maze” where young people can learn the consequences of poor life choices.

The annual rodeo is Family Connection’s biggest fund raiser.

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