Fries VFD hosts rodeo and horse show

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By Shaina Stockton, Staff

FRIES — The Fries Volunteer Fire Department hosted a ranch rodeo and horse show on Oct. 11 and 12 at the Providence School grounds, featuring plenty of competitions and entertainment for visitors of all ages.

Competitors from every skill level galloped into the ring, from stick ponies to racing steeds.

Prizes for the horse show were given in 36 different competitions, including Lead Line, Open Halter, Tunnel Race and Costume Class (ride or lead).

Sponsors for the event were: Wades Trailer Sales of Galax; Blue Cat New River Outfitters of Galax; David Edwards of Independence; 21 Grocery of Elk Creek, J-rads Mowing, Hines Tire of Fries; Freddie Jones and family; Justin Spurlin and family; State Farm Insurance of Galax; Luper and Sons of Fries; Watson Auto Sales of Galax; Main Street Tire and Auto of Independence; Farmers Milling and Supply of Wytheville; Old Fort Western Store of Wytheville; Dennis Hines and family; Jamie Hyatt and family; Star Market of Fries; Stephanie Brewer for Grayson County Treasurer; Rio Nuevo Restaurant of Fries; Melany’s Deli and Grill of Fries; Hills Coal and Trucking of Galax; Owl’s Nest Farms of Fries; C&D Farms; Douglas Turner, Attorney (retired); Wolfe Glade Grocery of Galax; Providence Tire and Auto of Fries; Country Convenience of Galax; Brewer Construction of Fries; Hines Lawn and Garden of Fries; Carrico Garage of Fries; Perry Clyburn and family; Carl Meisner and family; Mariah Farm of Elk Creek; Hills Garage of Fries; Grayson Express of Independence; David Sexton, Supervisor At-Large, of Fries; Morton Realty and Auction of Independence; Willow Place Day Spa of Galax; Mike Shupe’s Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Company of Fries; Dakota Hash and Chex-N-Cookies; John Roberts Performance Horses of Woodlawn; and Jared Caudill.