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'Stick'ing out in a crowd

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Kara Brooke Adams didn't have any nerves prior to the show; she couldn't wait to make the gate call.
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As horses worked the big oval during the last days of summer, local children had a show all their own, and they didn't need horses.

Not real ones, anyway.

Entries walk on, and on.
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Preschoolers from Miss Judie's at the Park Day Care "walked on" aboard their stick horses for the inaugural Walking for the Children Stick Horse Show.

"We said, 'Let 'em walk on!" said Judie Pope, organizer of the event and owner of the day care. "I went to World Champion and bought all the right music; we had ribbons and trophies ... you wouldn't believe it."

About 10 entries made the gate call, ranging in age from 2 to 5 years old.

"They couldn't wait," Pope said. "They brought their own horses and you should have seen these little rascals. You pinched their ears and they whinnied and neighed. It was a riot."

Ribbons and trophies were donated by Keith and Suzy Johnson of Shelbyville. Their grandchildren, twins Tucker and Tanner Johnson, could not make it to the show, and were missed greatly by their friends, Pope said.

Entries from Miss Judie's Preschool line up for the judges. From left are Kara Brooke Adams, Row Mclaughlin, Taylar Wessner, Jacob McGee, Slayden Mince, Kaegan Young, Cooper Cunningham, Olivia Evans and Julia Callaway.
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Pope also gave special thanks to Joy Mince, who kept things moving efficiently in center ring.

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My son went to this daycare in the 90's and its the best daycare ever. If anyone is looking for some good TLC for their child or children, this is the place to take them. Judie and Joy are the best.

-- Posted by ajustin2it on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 7:01 AM

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