Family Fun Day at Gilbert’s Sale Yard Jan. 20 to benefit adults and children with disabilities

FLOYD — A group that raises money to send adults and children to resident camp at Easter Seals/Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines is sponsoring a Family Fun Day fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 20.

The Chickasaw County chapter of the Pony Express Riders’ event runs from 5-11 p.m. at Gilbert’s Sale Yard, in Floyd.

Adult admission is $10. Children 12 and younger get in for $5.

The evening will include games for all ages, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.A free-will donation taco and potato bar will be open from 5-8 p.m. A dance with a live DJ will be from 7-11 p.m.

The organization’s website explains its mission: “Pony Express Riders of Iowa, Inc. is a network of volunteer ‘Riders’ who host fundraisers in their home county throughout the year. No formal qualifications are needed to become a  member of Pony Express – men, women, and children join in the common cause of helping children and adults with disabilities. The money raised is used to benefit Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines. The Riders receive no compensation for their time, the smiles on the children’s faces and knowing they’ve made a difference in their lives is the truest reward!”

For more information, call Jeremy Deutsch at 641-220-4721 or Pam Lore at 641-330-7841.

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