SARHA fundraiser offers variety

Published 9:05 pm Thursday, March 12, 2009

SARHA is planning its big Relay for Life fundraising event. And if the words “bull chip” don’t mean anything to you right now, they will if you attend the Bluegrass, Bikers, Barbecue and Bull fundraiser on Saturday, March 28, at the Pike County Cattleman’s Arena.

Melissa Bradford, SARHA director of planning and development, said BBB&B should be tons of fun.

“In addition to a motorcycle dice run, we’ll have several events, including the ‘bull event’ and music by the Scratch Band, the Lighthouse String Ensemble and others. And, we’ll have children’s rodeo games and really something for everyone,” Bradford said.

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The Dice Run was a SARHA fundraising event in 2008 and the Bull event in 2007.

“Both were successful so we decided to combine them into one event,” Bradford said. “The day’s festivities will begin at 11 a.m. and we thought that everyone would enjoy the presentation of the bikers awards, which will be presented around 1:30 p.m. in the arena.

“At 3 p.m. the bull will be released and we’ll have to wait to see where he lays his chip.”

The bull pen will be laid out in squares and the squares will be temporarily sold for $10 each. The return on the square where the bull lays his chip will be $2,500. The square the farthest from the chip landing will collect $250.

“All tickets purchased for the Bull event will be entered in a drawing for other prizes including a Perdido Beach Resort trip and a flat screen television,” Bradford said.

The Bluegrass, Bikers, Barbeque and Bull event also offers an opportunity for other Relay teams, churches, schools and civic organizations to raise money for their causes.

“We’re going to offer booth spaces for $20 each and other groups can sell products –other than food — or have fundraising activities such as face painting, go fishing or sack races. Anything that will add to this fun-filled family day will be allowed. We want this to be a community event and we invite everyone to be a part of it in some way.”

For booth information, call 334-670-672 ext. 165 or 156.