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Archive for Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Benefit moved to Saturday

June 13, 2007

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A muscular dystrophy benefit horse ride and auction put on by 2000 Baldwin City High School graduate Scott Wilhite will take place Saturday at Rockhaven Park, which is south of Clinton Lake.

The benefit was originally scheduled for June 2 but was postponed because of rainy weather and low attendance.

Wilhite said pony rides will be available for $5 starting at 9 a.m. An auction featuring items such as gift certificates, fans, candles and coolers will start about 4 p.m, Wilhite said. All auction items were donations by area businesses.

People can also pay $25 for a pony ride and a meal. All proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Doctors diagnosed muscular dystrophy in Wilhite as a child and he was not expected to live to adulthood. He survived, became a poster child for muscular dystrophy awareness and now is a rancher on the Nebraska-Colorado border.

"MDA has done a lot for me, and I just want to give something back," he said. Wilhite said the benefit will take place rain or shine. Either way, he said, it should be an enjoyable time.

"Even with no one else out there last time, it was still fun," he said.

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