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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