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By Margaret Toal
For the Record 

Special Angels Rodeo sets fish fry fundraiser


Last updated 9/13/2022 at 1:31pm

The Orange County Special Angels Rodeo is having its annual Fish Fry fundraiser Thursday, September 22, at 6 p.m. at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center on FM 1442. Single tickets are $50 each.

The event includes a fried fish dinner, live entertainment, and silent auction. Money raised for the event helps sponsor the Special Angels Rodeo for people with of all ages with disabilities. The Special Angels group provides a day's outing with adaptive rodeo events for the participants to enjoy the thrill of cowboys and cowgirls.

The rodeo this year will be on Saturday, November 12, at the T2 Arena in Orange.

The rodeo was created in 2014 by the family of "Miss Lue" Harris. The Harris family owns and operates the historic Farmers Mercantile store in downtown Orange. Miss Lue had dreamed of children and adults with disabilities to have their own rodeo.

The community has pitched in and made Orange County Special Angels Rodeo an annual event, except for during the pandemic.

The September 22 Fish Fry fundraiser helps raise money to provide the rodeo experience free to the participants. The event includes horseback riding, barrel bull riding, roping games, along with other rodeo games and a meal.

Tickets to the fundraiser are available through Jo Harris at 409-670-6358, or through Patty at 409-651-7346.

Volunteers will also be needed for the November 12 rodeo. People wanting to help at the rodeo should call Jo Harris or Patty at 409-651-7346.


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