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Rodeo in Hahira benefits childhood cancer


Several South Georgia children battling childhood cancer got to participate in a rodeo in Hahira Saturday.
It was the third annual "Ride for Life" rodeo hosted by KB Horse Camp, which is located in Hahira. The children rode horses through a predetermined course in an outdoor arena at KB Horse Camp.

The proceeds from the rodeo are used to help the children's families pay their children's medical bills.
"Have you ever ridden a horse?," four year old Holly was asked as she sat on a horse waiting to ride around the arena. She smiled and nodded, and then smiled and nodded again when asked if she was going to have fun riding in the rodeo.

Nine year old Savannah has ridden in the rodeo each of the last two years . She said she was looking forward to riding in the rodeo for the third time.

"Just havin' fun," Savannah responded when asked what she was most looking forward to.

Savannah's father, Scott, looks forward to the rodeo each year as well.

"It's just brining joy and happiness to kids who have been robbed of their childhood, you know," said Scott, fighting back tears. 
Family members of some of the children who lost their battle with cancer also participated in the rodeo.

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