Benefit for paralyzed rodeo worker set for this weekend

By Daily News • Last Updated 9:34 am on Friday, October 19, 2012

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — A two-day benefit for Luke Griffith, who was paralyzed in a rodeo accident on July 21 at the Ionia Free Fair, will be put on tonight and Saturday to help raise money for the injured man.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. today at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds on Peck Road just north of Greenville with a benefit dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Each plate costs $5.

A silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. with a dance following.

On Saturday, World Champion Rodeo Productions is hosting a ranch rodeo with doors opening at 5 p.m., the entry fee consisting of a donation of any amount. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

The ranch rodeo will feature barrel racing, wild cow milking, cattle sorting, a stampede horse race and will conclude with bull riding.

All proceeds from the two-day event will go to Griffith of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Greenville, and his family to help with occurring medical bills.

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