Sunday, July 31, 2016

Red Crossers In A Rodeo?

By Amanda Fry

DUBOIS, WY, Saturday, July 29, 2016 – For three Red Cross shelter volunteers in Dubois, Wyo., a visit to the weekly rodeo turned into an exciting event that ended in a victory for the intrepid team.

Shelter volunteer Ginny Warner sponsored the team of three: Judy Howell, Bill Werner, and Amanda Fry.

The group competed against a local team from the CM Ranch, who proved to be worthy competitors. With the seconds counting down, the Red Cross team managed to drag themselves across the finish line with seconds to spare, taking home a victory.

“It was a lot of fun – I’m too old for it, but it was fun,” Judy said with a laugh.  She added that the entire experience volunteering at a Red Cross shelter has been a wonderful experience, and working with the Dubois community has been great.

“I don’t like the circumstances,” she said.  “But it has been great helping people out.”

The video of the rodeo event has been posted here.  No Red Cross volunteers, or rodeo steers, were injured in the making of this video.

Special thanks to Red Cross Team Leader Rae Smith for videotaping the event!

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