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Liberty Lions appreciate support

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Winky Groover rides He's My Main Man to victory at the Liberty Lions Club horse show Friday night.
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The chairman of the Liberty Lions Club's annual horse show says he's grateful for the support given their annual horse show.

"Our club raised over $9,000 profit from this one-night event." Paul D. Gambill said.

'We depend on it'

"In the past, our club has tried other fundraisers, but nothing compares to our walking horse show to raise money for our club and community. We depend on this horse show for funds to meet the needs of the people in our area."

The 13th annual show was held Friday night at the Bedford County Ag Center, with 177 horses shown in 31 classes. The show's Grand Champion winner was He's My Main Man, ridden by Winky Groover of Bell Buckle.

"There has been a large amount of negative publicity about the walking horse industry over the past year, but a lot of Lions clubs and other civic organizations depend on it to raise money for their projects," Gambill said. "So let's get behind the walking horse industry and keep it going."

Public service

The Liberty Lions Club serves the needs of people of southern Bedford County, including the areas of Liberty School, Pleasant Grove, Wheel, and Flat Creek, Gambill said.

The club has 20 members. Individuals connected with Liberty School and non-club members from the area pitch in to put on the show, according to Gambill.