Sunday, July 1


Last night was the 2nd annual Ola Rough Striders/Relay For Life Independence Day picnic.  It was a beautiful warm evening to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July.  The evening started out with a wonderful meal of barbqued beef sandwiches or hot dogs, chips and dessert, followed by games in the park.  The dunk tank is always a big hit on these warm summer evenings and there were also games for the younger children.  While the games were still going, Ola's DJ cranked up the music to our favorite oldies and some western music that the "Ola Line Dancer's" enjoyed dancing to.  The Monday lessons have really paid off, they looked great!  The activities at the Hall finished up around 10:00 then down Main Street where a ceremonial burning of the flag was held. Nathan M. sang while we watched the flag burn. Very nice!  Last but not least were the fireworks.  Onlookers watched as Thomas M. lit the donated fireworks.  After a fun filled evening everyone was home by about midnight.

Many thanks to those that came to support the Ola Rough Striders!  Thanks also to the Ola Inn for the donation of the chips and ice, our Sponsors, the Sheriff's Posse for letting us use the dunk tank, Jim and Shane for setting it up and to the team for all of your hard work organizing this fun, family event.

The Ola Rough Striders have one more fundraiser coming up!  The 4-wheeler ride will be Sunday, July 29th.  I will post more details soon.

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