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“Purple for Payton” on Sept. 16 at Tylertown arena

By Kim Wall
Payton Elizabeth Strain was a beautiful young cowgirl who lost her life due to a tragic ATV accident Aug. 20. She was the 12-year-old daughter of James and Katie Keffer Strain of Bush.
Payton loved barrel racing. Payton and her horse, Jack, had competed in speed events at Tylertown Horseman’s Assn. Purple was her favorite color. Board members of the Tylertown Horseman’s Assn. have planned a “Purple for Payton” night Saturday, Sept. 16, during speed events. These actions are to honor the memory of one of their own. All attending the show are encouraged to wear something purple, a ribbon, t-shirt, hat, just anything purple. All riders are asked to wear purple or please put purple on your mount.
So say a prayer for this family during this most difficult time. Then make plans to be at the arena in Tylertown Saturday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 to register to compete, or at 6:30 to see a “purple” show of love in memory of Payton.

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