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Student plans horse show

Fundraiser will help cover costs for class trip

By Jeremy D. Wells

Carter County Times

By Jeremy D. Wells

Carter County Times

Class trips should be a fun experience for everyone, but that isn’t always the case. When funds are tight, some families have to make tough decisions – and those may include skipping extracurricular activities. Especially those with a cost.

One West Carter Middle School student though, concerned about classmates whose families might have to make that decision, decided to do something about it. Now she hopes to help fund her school’s end of year eighth grade trip with a fundraiser and donations, beginning with a Fun Show for horse enthusiasts next month in Olive Hill.

The student, who prefers to stay anonymous, telling her mother she, “doesn’t want it to be about her, but rather the whole eighth grade class,” is hopeful the community will come out in support of the event, scheduled for the third Saturday in October at the Carter County Shrine Club Horse Park, and bring along their horses.

In addition to up to 30 competition categories for equestrians, the Fun Show will include a costume contest, an all ages stick horse race, West Carter Middle School Faculty/House races, “unicorn” rides, and a variety of concessions.

It will also feature a guest appearance by Miss Rodeo Kentucky Colby Rice.

All registration will take place the day of the event, with a $5 entry fee for all “fun classes” and a $10 entry fee for championship classes.

There is no admission fee, so everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the show. Donations for the trip, however, will be accepted.

Gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, with the show set to begin at Noon.

The event is officially organized by “Parents of WCMS 8th Grade Students.”

Those interested in making donations may do so at the event.

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com

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