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Thank You: Brigadettes poker rides kudos

March 26, 2001

The Barbara Worth Brigadettes held fund-raising poker rides in November and March with proceeds to be used in support of a youth sponsorship program.

The youth sponsorship program is available to all youth ages 7 to 17 in the Imperial Valley who wish to apply. Applications may be obtained from any Brigadettes member or by calling Dani Hendry at 760-337-5494.

The Barbara Worth Brigadettes are working very hard to offer youth access to horsemanship and opportunities to learn about and enjoy riding.

The November ride special thanks are extended to Laura Preece Rock for organizing the poker hands and the special drawing for prizes. She was ably assisted by Del Willingham and Vickie Doyle. Barbara Smith Mayes obviously spent many hours preparing a wonderful lunch for the participants.

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The ride was led by Valerie Thompson and enjoyed by all who followed her through the dramatic desert landscape. Dani Hendry prepared the great flier that attracted all the participants to the event. And of course the club members supported the event through their participation and by bringing delicious desserts enjoyed by all.

The March ride was expertly organized by Kristi Kussman with efficient assistance from a very hard-working committee. Anna May Johnson led the ride around picturesque Finney and Ramer lakes. Margo DuBois ensured all participants had plenty to drink, while Mary Harmon made sure all were well fed. Dani Hendry expertly conducted a special drawing for some very nice prizes. Linda Fitch handled the publicity and along with Laura Preece Rock and Del and Lloyd Willingham assisted with the poker hands. Club members contributed the wonderful desserts that topped off a perfect event. A great time was had by one and all.

The Barbara Worth Brigadettes are a dedicated group of equestrians working to make our community a better place in which to live. We are pleased to be able to share our enthusiasm for horses with so many others in Imperial County and we are most grateful to all of you who attended our fund-raising poker rides and made them the successes we had hoped for. Thanks to all of you for helping fund the Barbara Worth Brigadettes youth sponsorship program.

CAROLYN MING

Barbara Worth Brigadettes

President

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