There will be no horse opera up at Bemis Hill
September 26, 2020
by Jeff Olsen
Go ahead and sit on your saddle and sing a sad song.
The social event of the season - the annual trail and wagon ride for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which treats children with catastrophic illnesses at no charge - has been cancelled.
It always brings together a cast of colorful characters and their colorful horses to spread enough fertilizer to raise a good garden.
But not this year.
"This would have been our 21st year," said Darlene Danielson, a co-organizer with Mary Cole.
"We've heard good things and bad things about our cancelling it," she said.
"And now, the w...