‘Freedom Ride’ set for tomorrow

Saddle up! The Northern Therapeutic Riding Association’s sixth-annual “Freedom Ride” fundraiser will hit the trails tomorrow at Trail’s End Stables in Devlin—if Mother Nature co-operates.
Organizer Joyce Young said this morning that those wanting to ride should call her around 9 a.m. tomorrow (486-3378) to find out if the ride, which is slated to start at 10, is still on.
“We could hold back for an hour or so, but if it looks like it’s going to rain all day, we might have to postpone it,” she noted.
“We’d hate to move it to Sunday because we know that some riders won’t be able to participate then,” she added.
Young did say that this year’s ride is shaping up to be better than last year’s, with 17 riders booked and 15 confirmed.
The ride will be followed by a barbecue.
In related news, a motorcycle poker run fundraiser for NORTRA, which was cancelled last Saturday due to rain, has been rescheduled for tomorrow.
Weather permitting, riders are asked to convene at the A&W parking lot here at 10 a.m. The route will run from here to Emo to Nestor Falls to Sioux Narrows and back.
NORTRA helps area special needs children and teenagers through therapeutic horseback riding.