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Branded Ranch Rodeo to benefit CANHelp and Community Seeds

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A ranch rodeo will be held this weekend to help raise funds for two organizations which provide assistance to others.

The Branded Ranch Rodeo, presented by L3 Communications, will be held at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Saturday, May 18. In true ranch rodeo style, Saturday’s program will feature competitors showing off their working ranch skills in sorting, a calf scramble, wild cow milking, branding, mugging and bronc riding contests. 


There will be chuck wagon catering, along with bull riding at 3 p.m. and ranch rodeoing at 5 p.m.

“This event is hosted by most of the cowboy churches in Hunt and Hopkins counties and all proceeds go to the charities CANHelp of Hopkins Co. and Community Seeds, which serves Hunt and Rains counties. This will be a fun filled family event,” said Deb McMerrell, who is helping to promote the event.

The cost to get in is $5 per person, with kids ages 4 years or younger admitted for free.

CANHelp “seeks to serve the population by consistently recognizing areas of unmet needs among the citizens in our county and surrounding region, treating those in need with love and compassion and providing people with the tools, knowledge or services that will assist them in becoming perpetually self sufficient and the people that God predestined them to be.” Some services CANHelp offers include serving as the Northeast Texas Region Area Information Center for the 2-1-1 Texas Network information line to put people in nine Northeast Texas cities in contact with services and resources to meet needs; hygiene supplies; school supplies; durable medical supplies; coat/blankets; box fans; operate a thrift store Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about CANHelp, go online to http://canhelponline.org.

Community SEEDS is a clearing house for area churches, to serve the economically disadvantaged  and under served people of our area, with emergency assistance and programs to  empower and encourage them to become self-sufficient.

Programs include a food bank, community garden, transitional housing, exercise classes, emergency funds, educational classes and emergency programs. Community SEEDS also has a clothes closet that’s open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment on Friday. Community SEEDS is located at 602 College St. in Lone Oak. For more information, call 903-634-5673, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or mail request to Community SEEDs, P.O. Box 335, Point, Texas 75472.

The Branded Ranch Rodeo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, call Lori Gibson at 903-450-5111.




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