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“We Ride So Others May Walk”

Pony Express Riders Raise Nearly $15,000

April 2, 2013
Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

The Pony Express Riders of Palo Alto County had to zip their jackets a little higher on Good Friday, but at the end of their yearly ride, they had a warm feeling inside.

Through the efforts of 34 riders who canvassed nine communities, along with other fundraising activities during the year, the Pony Express Riders were able to bring $14,347.22 to the Camp Sunnyside near Des Moines for the annual Easter Seals fundraiser.

At the conclusion of the Good Friday ride, organizers reported that a total of $3,697.56 on the ride. An additional $10,649.66 was raised through various dances, auctions and other fundraisers during the year.

This year's ride totals break down as follows:

Mallard - $93

Curlew - $142

Ayrshire - $147.11

West Bend - $629.21

Ruthven - $463.43

Graettinger - $600

Cylinder - $192.88

Emmetsburg - $810.98

Whittemore - $618,95



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