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Miracle Rodeo for Region 8 kids

A little rain could not stop little cowboys from heading down to the 6th annual Miracle Rodeo.

The rodeo brought alot of smiles upon kids faces.

((Jamie Scrape: Its good being a kid))

The rodeo is put on by the Craighead County Mounted Patrol.

While free to the public, the rodeo focuses on special need children across Northeast Arkansas.

Letting children conquer their handicaps, if only for a brief moment.

((Sherry Carter: Students who may never walk are able to get on a horse and fly and do other things they were never able to do which is a wonderful experience.))

((Ron Smiley: Besides being a good cause the rodeo would not be the same without a bucking bull and other activities.))

Like karaoka, face painting, and a petting zoo.

Volunteer Gwen Taylor says the smiles she recieves is worth the small amount of time she puts in each year.

((Gwen Taylor: Seeing kids with disabilities, this really warms my heart seeing the expressions is just wonderful to me.))

While the rain rolled in, children rolled away from the rodeo with memories of being a cowboy for a day.

 In Jonesboro, with Videographer Daniel Westerhold, Ron Smiley K8 news.

 

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