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CROSBY – The second weekend of October will see the Shriner’s Benefit Trail Ride and BBQ Cook-Off glides into the Crosby Fairgrounds.

This is an event to raise funds for the Children’s Hospitals, the Burns Hospital for Children in Galveston and Orthopedic Hospital in the Medical Center downtown.

October 11, 12 and 13 an event sponsored by the Arabian Knights will feature a free live entertainment dance, a full fledged cook-off with all the fixin’s and a world class trail-ride and a craft show.

The trailride leaves Saturday morning and goes 15 to 16 miles at 9:00 a.m. Charges are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Trail ride awards will be bestowed at the awards ceremony that night at 7:00 p.m. Awards go to youngest rider, oldest rider, Hardship, Best All Around Wagon and Shriner’s Choice Award for showmanship. Sunday morning there will be a short ride. A barbecue lunch will be served to riders.

The cook-off is sanctioned by the International BBQ Cookers Association. The Chief’s Meeting is Friday at 7:00 p.m. Friday. Friday beef and chicken fajitas at 6:00 p.m. is turn in time. Cook’s awards is due to start at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

A Saturday night dance featuring singer/performer James Garner will follow a huge awards ceremony. All this with a live and silent auction on Saturday night is free to the public.

Craft booth interested can call Lisa Orn at 832-212-3166.

Interested participants and those with questions concerning the trail ride are invited to contact John Orn at 713-562-8205 or John Arnold at 713-870-8475.

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children® — Galveston provides acute, reconstructive and rehabilitative care for children with burns and other skin conditions. The inpatient and outpatient units are designed to allow children to recover in a safe, fun and friendly environment where family comes first. World-class physicians and researchers are committed to continuously advanced burn care and treatment to children from all over the world.

Last year this fundraiser in Crosby raised $15,000 for both hospitals, a total of just over $30,000.

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children® — Galveston, is a 30-bed pediatric burn hospital, research and teaching center. Our family-centered approach to care is designed to support the whole family during the acute and reconstructive phases of a child’s injury. Located in Galveston, Texas, our hospital treats children from all over the country and around the world, and has unique relationships with some of the top hospitals and universities in the world.

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children has a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals. Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.

The goal is to become the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare through innovative research, in a patient and family centered environment.