Special Needs Rodeo set for Thursday

Published: Apr. 6, 2014 at 3:45 PM CDT
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Participants can be seen in this image from 2012's rodeo.
Participants can be seen in this image from 2012's rodeo.

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Morgan County Sheriff's Special Needs Rodeo will be held on April 10 at the Morgan County Celebration Arena.

Children with special needs in Morgan County, as well as local organizations that house adults with special needs, are invited to attend this rodeo.

Activities start when children begin arriving at 8:30 a.m. and last until noon. The rodeo will last from noon to 1 p.m. and will be a private event for students, teachers and organizations that house those with special needs.

Inside activities include face painting, bowling, a dunking booth, dancing, a mechanical bull, a ring toss and more. Outside activities include pony rides, buggy rides, hayrides, a petting zoo, bubble machines and cake walks. Local churches will also set up booths for games and giveaways.

Over a thousand people are expected to attend this year. The Morgan County Sheriff's Office will feed attendees and volunteers, made possible by donations from local grocers, sponsors and volunteers.

The tee shirt design this year was chosen from a selection of designs drawn by children with special needs, one from each school. Elijah King of Sparkman School won this year, and his design will be featured on all shirts and flyers.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Rodeo will be held on April 11 and April 12 and helps sponsor the Special Needs Rodeo.

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