Cowboy church welcomes veterans, special needs children

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Giddyup and get over to a special cowboy church service this morning.

Cowpunchers Cowboy Church is holding a special service this morning. The church is honoring veterans and special needs children, said pastor Byron Ash. It is the inaugural Eric Dickerson Memorial Fun Day.

The program is at Clearview Arena at Clearview Horse Farm, 2291 U.S. 231 South.

Special day

Worship starts at 10 a.m., Ash said. After the service, a meal with campfire-cooked chili, baked potatoes and more will be served.

Activities will be from 1-4 p.m. and will include wagon rides, face painting, horse back riding and games. The wagon rides are ideal for children with disabilities but are open to anyone, Ash said.

Music will be by Jesse Anderson, a local recording artist.

Great Strides Therapeutic Riding volunteers will be on hand to help, but this is not a Great Strides event, said that charity’s publicity director, Shelley Walker.

Outgrowing home

Ash said he founded Cowpunchers Church five years ago. They currently meet at Pleasant Valley Farm but are holding today’s program at Clearview. They do need a new location as they are outgrowing Pleasant Valley, Ash said.

For more information, call Ash at 615-809-5585.

Cowpunchers also hosts a free alcohol and drug recovery meeting every Monday at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Valley, Ash said. A meal is served at the meetings.