Craig-O-Lea Campground in Pineville City, Missouri hosted the 19th annual Trails for Kids Fundraiser on Sept. 23-26, a report said.
Trails for Kids is a horse trail ride that aids children who have various disabilities in the four-state area.
Harriett Miller, the ride manager and event coordinator, shared that she and her late husband Chuck Miller have been involved in the event since the beginning. Miller stated that the ride was held this year to honor her husband, and featured t-shirts and hoodies in his remembrance.
She said that the profits from the fundraising event this year will go to children affected by cerebral palsy, Christmas for Kids, and other organizations through the McDonald County R-1 School District which works with students with disabilities and handicaps.
“We’re just looking for organizations, anybody, that needs help,” Miller said.
During the three-day fundraising, money was raised through two auctions, the trail ride, a duck race in the creek, a gun raffle, split-the-pot, and tee-shirt and hoodies sales. Miller stated that the baked goods auction brought in $3,370, while the general auction brought in $13,152. Donations were offered by both community and business members for both auctions.
Miller shared that one person bought a Doug Hall print during the general auction only to donate the print to auction off once more.
She also stated that the event had about 250 to 300 attendees and raised a total of $34,056.