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Rained-out Crockett County Fundraiser Still Successful

By Erica Williams
By ewilliams@wbbjtv.com

ALAMO, Tenn- The rainy day may have put a damper on some outdoor activities, but organizers of one Carroll County fundraiser said that didn't stop people from giving.

More than 2,000 people and close to 300 horses gathered at Weaver Farms in Alamo for the 15th Annual Buck Creek Trail Rides to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Center in Memphis.

The 3-day fundraiser was cut short on Sunday because of the weather, making it too muddy to ride horses, but organizers said it was their best year ever and they raised more than $68,000 dollars.

"It doesn't matter if it sleets, rains or snows," Rita Bruner said, a participant. "What we are doing here is for a good cause."

And although most horse rides were canceled on the final day, organizers said they were still able to help more children than ever before.

"Every penny or dime that we get goes to lessening the pain or suffering of a parent or child," Bruner said.

To find out more information about the Buck Creek Trail Rides, contact the Crockett County Chamber of Commerce.

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