TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK — Dyllon Mills and Taylor Judisch model a sample of the Tough Enough to Wear Pink apparel that will be for sale during the Marias Fair in Shelby by Pondera 4-Her Jessica Stenson. All proceeds from sales will benefit the Hi-line Women Against Breast Cancer. Photo courtesy of Jessica Stenson
By Jessica Stenson, Pondera 4-H Ambassador
There are many reasons why you might attend the Marias Fair on July 24.
There’s the carnival rides, the Marias Fair Rodeo, 4-H dog show, livestock sale, fashion revue and the Third Annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day. The Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day at the Marias Fair will be on Saturday all day long.
For every person who comes through the entry gates wearing pink, on Saturday only, the Marias Fair Board will donate one dollar to the Hi-Line Women Against Breast Cancer.
The Hi-Line Women Against Breast Cancer is a non-profit organization that helps breast cancer victims in the Hi-Line and surrounding area.
They help pay for medical related bills from hotel rooms to medical costs not covered by insurance. Plus they assist with items that comfort victims and help maintain their dignity like wigs and prostheses. The WABC women invest a great deal of time and compassion, to bring hope and strength to those who need it when it counts most.
The Marias Fair Tough Enough events began two years ago with the Marias Fair Rodeo. This year the rodeo will again be kicked off by the 4-H horse participants, wearing pink of course, riding into the arena during the grand entry.
Rodeo contestants that win their go-around and are wearing pink will be given $25 in added prize money. Even the smallest cowboys and cowgirls have the chance to earn that $25. There will Tough Enough to Wear Pink apparel for sale under the Grand Stands during the rodeo.
This year you will also be able to buy Tough Enough to Wear Pink apparel in front of the Creative Needle during the parade on Saturday morning and at the 4-H Exhibit Building from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday.
When this event first started, the goal was to have the whole rodeo be pink. This year the goal is not only the rodeo, but the entire Marias Fair, to be filled with pink.
If you would like to make a donation to the Hi-Line WABC, as part of this event, contribution forms are available at the Pondera Extension Office and from event organizer Jessica Stenson.
She can be contacted at the apparel sales locations or by phone at 289-0376. You may donate any amount to the WABC in your own name or in honor of an individual.