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Trail ride to raise funds for Limestone Boys & Girls Clubs

By Holly Hollman 340-2445

MINOR HILL, Tenn. — Saddle up for a fall Sunday and hit the trail.

The eighth annual Cowboys For Kids Trail Ride will be at the Neal Johnston Farm in Minor Hill at 1:30 p.m.

The event raises money for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Limestone County.

The trail boss will be Limestone Sheriff Mike Blakely.

'Rolling hills'

"This is a beautiful farm with rolling hills," Blakely said. "The leaves are changing, and this time of year we usually see deer and turkey."

Cowboys and cowgirls can unveil their competitive spirit as well. In addition to the trail ride, there will be a pony race, a 16-year-old and under horse race, a ladies horse race, a mule race and an open race.

"The open race is for anybody, and it's a dismounted shotgun start, and that's something fun to see," Blakely said.

Winners will receive cash prizes.

Admission is $10 and includes a chicken stew meal and door prizes.


To get to the farm from Athens, take Alabama 127 and cross the Tennessee line. Go 1.9 miles to Edmundson Road and turn left. Continue 2.3 miles to the stop sign and turn right and go one-half mile. Turn left on Bass Road and go two miles to the gate on the left.

From Morgan County, take U.S. 31 North to Athens and turn left onto Elm Street. Go past the Limestone County Jail and turn right onto Alabama 127 (also known as Jefferson Street). Follow above directions from Alabama 127.

For more information, call 232-5545.

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