The Liberty Lions Club's 11th annual Walking Horse Show is coming up and the civic group is looking for sponsors.
The show date is June 17 and money raised from the events helps many Lions Club projects in the Shelbyville and Rich Valley areas such as eye and hearing screening each year at Liberty School, financial assistance for eye glasses/exams, hearing aids, and the After Christmas food program which this past year provided food for more than 100 family members.
"Our goal this year is to be able to provide our food boxes for at least 125 family members, instead of the 100 we've done in the past," said Veita Jo Hampton, the club's recording secretary. "Bob Finney and Larry Brown came up with the idea of providing gift certificates from Sav-A-Lot so people could buy what they needed instead of putting a bunch of stuff in a basket. We usually do this between Christmas and New Year's so they have something to sustain them between the holidays.
"We've really gotten a lot of comments and thank you notes from people who really needed that and the horse show really helped. The horse show is where we earn the most to do the work we do."
She said that work also included scholarships, and diabetes assistance and awareness.
The club needs sponsors for 34 classes and may be able to add additional classes if more sponsors sign up.
Full class - $240
Half class - $125
Ribbon and Center Ring Sponsors
Business Card Sponsorship ad on web site
There will be one box for this year's Celebration for a donation of $300 or best offer. Rail passes will cost $50 on the far rail. Beginning at 10 a.m. on show day, you may bring your car, pickup truck, or SUV and park it. Motor homes may be parked as close as possible but not on the rail and will cost $50 as well. Parking fee does not include admission to the show.
There will aslo be a tailgate lunch served for $5 a plate.
The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 17 at the Bedford County Agriculture Center. Admission is $5 and children under 6 are free. In case of rain, a new date will be announced.
For more information call (931) 205-0674.