Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Community News

March 12, 2013

Play time for 4-H kids

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — It’s play time for both kids and their families as this weekend a Garvin County group hosts the first of a trio of planned fundraisers.

The group is the county’s 4-H horse club, and the event is an open playday set for Saturday, March 16 at the Pauls Valley Round-Up Club Rodeo Arena.

One 4-H parent, Melani Kemp of Elmore City, says the playday is meant to raise some money to help kids in the club, while also having some fun during what should be an all day event.

“It’s just for the kids and their families to have fun,” Kemp said.

“This is open to anyone,” she said. “Since this is for the kids anybody can come regardless of age. We invite the public to just come out and watch.”

As for the fundraising, all proceeds from the rider fees and concession stand go to the county 4-H horse group.

“All the proceeds go to help the 4-H kids,” Kemp said, adding it helps the youngsters take part is such activities as trail rides and parades.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the playday action getting started around 9 a.m.

Age groups for riders are up to 6 years old, 7 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up.

Timed events for the open playday include:

• barrel racing.

• flags - three barrels with a flag in the middle, riders retrieve the flag and take it to one of the other barrels.

• poles - riders weave their horses in between a series of poles.

• stakes - a figure eight on horseback.

• keyhole - taking the horse in a 360 degree maneuver.

There will be two winners from each age group.

The cost for riders is $5 per event or $20 for all day, while a concession stand is open to the public.

Last year the club held one open playday event. This year there are three planned at the rodeo arena in Pauls Valley with the next two set for April 20 and June 1.

Kemp says the events are turning into a buckle series.

For all three playday events combined the fastest overall first and second place finishers will be awarded buckles.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Kemp at garvincounty4hhorseclub@gmail.com or call 405-887-6496.

1
Text Only
Community News
  • Political races set as filings end

    A series of political races at various levels, including some here in Garvin County, are now set as a three-day filing period ended Friday.

    April 14, 2014

  • Band punches ticket to big show

    Basketball’s big dance may be over but Pauls Valley High School’s band has punched its ticket to the big state contest for the fourth straight year.

    April 10, 2014

  • Deadly wreck still has questions

    Authorities are still not sure why the vehicle driven by a Pauls Valley man went across a roadway’s center line resulting in an accident and his death.

    April 8, 2014

  • Tragic loss spurs family event

    Two Wynnewood area widows who share a tragic bond have combined forces to organize an event meant to both honor their late husbands and help a worthy cause.

    April 7, 2014

  • United Fund plan moves to ballfield

    Part of a prayer opening a Pauls Valley United Fund meeting this week said it all as they gave thanks for being able to help others.

    April 3, 2014

  • Thumbs up for fire tax projects

    A couple of Garvin County area volunteer fire departments look to have gained the thumbs up on some possible projects in the works.

    April 1, 2014

  • A challenge with a special ride

    The challenge is on for a center in Pauls Valley hoping to meet a fundraising goal meant to help their special clients.

    March 31, 2014

  • A price to pay with WW school issue

    Despite some opposition Wynnewood’s top school administrator continues to stand by the belief a bond issue going before voters next week is a good plan.

    March 27, 2014

  • WW voter says no, again

    One Wynnewood area resident is again prepared to take some grief for standing up and voicing her stand against an upcoming school bond issue she believes is the wrong way to go.

    March 25, 2014

  • School vote returns in Wynnewood

    Another round of voting has been set in Wynnewood for a bond issue that school officials believe is a good plan to address many of the district’s current and future needs.

    March 24, 2014

Business Marquee

e-Edition
  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.

     

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE E-EDITION SITE

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT DEMOCRAT SUBSCRIBERS TO START an e-EDITION

    e-mail request to sjohnson@pvdemocrat.com

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Stocks
Facebook