For the second year in a row, the Hardin County Riding Club sponsored a St. Jude Fun Day at Nine-Day Trail Ride in Golconda. Donations are still being accepted.
In spite of some rainy weather, the day turned out to be a sunny day and the event was well attended. A $9,900 contribution will be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The club obtained donations from many businesses and individuals throughout Southern Illinois and western Kentucky for the silent auction. Club members organized a scavenger hunt, a scenic trail ride plus a launch event.
"A hearty thanks goes out to the multitude of businesses and individuals who came together to make this event a success," said Glenn Cowsert, president of the Hardin County Riding Club. "Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and also attended each event. Each and every effort was appreciated."