Pony Express Riders to hold parade, victory dance Saturday

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The Pony Express Riders of Iowa will be parade on horses down Main Street in Woodward Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and proceed to Lake Robbins for a victory dance in their annual fundraiser for Easterseals Iowa Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines, the all-abilities campground.

“Normally we do this parade in Des Moines every year but due to COVID-19, we had to make some changes and decided to come to Woodward,” said Pony Express Rider Lynn Bumsted.

The victory dance and silent auction at Lake Robbins will open its doors at 3 p.m., and the dance will run from 7-11 p.m., with music by Crystal Blue. Supper will be served before the dance, and breakfast will be available after the dance.

Tickets for the victory dance are $5 per person, with $2 advance tickets available at Lake Robbins before the dance and also at Camp Sunnyside when turning in money.

The Pony Express Riders of Iowa will line up for the parade on the west side of Woodward by the cemetery on S Avenue between 130th Street and N. Third Street. There will be signage at the property indicating where to park, weather permitting.

The Woodward Police Department and will lead the parade down Main Street and continue to Lake Robbins. Buses will be available as in the past from Quality Inn to Lake Robbins. Masks are required on the buses. No exceptions!

There will be a money room at Camp Sunnyside, but members should limit the size of each group in order to help minimize the contact risk. Masks are required while on Easter Seats property at all times. No exceptions!

There will also be a money room at Lake Robbins. Donors are asked to bring checks and as little cash as possible as the space and resources for handling cash is limited.

Pony Express saleable items will also be available for purchase at Lake Robbins.

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