Community Events

Saddle up for St. Jude

The 20th Year Saddle Up Trail Ride for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 6-8.

In 2017, more than $29,000 was raised. This year’s goal is $35,000. All proceeds go to St. Jude.

The location for the ride is Buford and Wayne Strength’s Place, 328 Strength Lane, Goodway. The GPS address is 328 Strength Lane, Frisco City AL 36445.

If you cannot participate on Friday or Saturday, you’re welcome to come Sunday.

Primitive camping will be available for anyone (horse riders or non-horse riders) who wish to spend the night or weekend.

Bring your lawn chairs.

If you’d like to donate an item for the auction, please bring it with you or call one of the numbers below to have it picked up.

Everyone is invited to come out and support this event and to listen to local artists from around the county.

No alcoholic beverages allowed.

All who attend this event do so at their own risk. The Strengths nor St. Jude Hospital assumes any liability, legal or otherwise for any accidents that may occur.

Friday, April 6, is ride only at 9 a.m.

On Saturday, riders and wagons leave at 9 a.m. (only coffee will be provided) and return at 3. Beginning at 11, barbecue plates will be available to the public for a donation (make checks payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital). The day includes gospel singing at 2:30, auction at 4 with a buck dancing contest following the auction, country singing (Night Movers Band) at 8 with a dance, and a buck dance contest at 8:30.

Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., Sunday, followed by a church service at 8:30. Riders and wagons leave at 10.

If you’d like more information, call one of the following: Buford Strength, 251-564-8321; Wayne Strength, 251-564-7809; Jennifer Strength, 251-564-1361; Chris Strength, 251-253-1721; Lee Meritt, 251-363-9785.