H.O.P.E. Event to Honor Evelyn Burrow


CULLMAN – This Saturday, November 1 starting at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Horses Offering People Encouragement (H.O.P.E.) location at 1301 Convent Road NE, there will be a massive event to honor Cullman community benefactor Evelyn Burrow.

Registering for the event begins at 7:30 a.m., and with the $20 registration, the riders receive a t-shirt and a free raffle ticket. At 8 a.m., the run will begin, and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. will be the trail ride on horses.

From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., lunch will be available for purchase. Rhonda Riley, the coordinator of the event, and one of the leaders of H.O.P.E., says that there will certainly be pizza and burgers.

Evelyn Burrow, who the event is being held in the name of, was a long time contributor to Cullman County. She donated to the Parks and Recreation in the city and county, as well as the Cullman Regional Medical Center and to Wallace State Community College. As well as being a philanthropist, Riley says Burrow loved to ride horses, both for show and for fun.

This upcoming event is so packed with activities that are happening simultaneously and on their own, that you will never be bored: a live auction, a demonstration by Horse Clinic owner Jim Swanner, inflatables and fun things for young kids – hayrides and stick horse races – and demonstrations by vans, as well as Riverside Fly Shop with the new product the NuCanoe.

All in all, the first annual Evelyn Burrow Legacy Ride and Run for H.O.P.E. will be a fun, activity-packed, outdoors oriented time benefitting one of the best organizations in Cullman: H.O.P.E. where the entire family is welcome and will all have something to do.

Registration will be on the day of the event at 7:30 a.m. on location. The H.O.P.E. website says that this will be a “day to remember” and with all the planned events, it’s hard to see how it could not be.

Photos contributed H.O.P.E.