A benefit trail ride for Norm Threatt, an electrical systems technology instructor at Ogeechee Technical College, will be held Saturday at Richey Arena in Claxton.
Threatt was hospitalized at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah in December for a possible bowel blockage. He underwent five surgeries there before
transferring to St. Mary's Hospital (Mayo Clinic) in Minnesota for treatment of fistulas, which are which are small holes in the bowel.
At one time he had 10 tubes in his abdomen to control leakage and swelling. Since December, Threatt has spent only three weeks at home and has been air lifted back to Mayo twice with complications, according to family
He is now down to four tubes but will not be able to eat or drink until healing takes place. He expects to return home Wednesday for a short while.
The trail ride is to help with medical expenses and travel expenses not covered by insurance. Richey Arena, 4240 Allen Sikes Road, Claxton, is off Ga. 121.
Registration is at 9 a.m., riders hit the trail at 10 a.m. and again after lunch. The cost is $15 admission, with a $30 maximum for a
family. This includes lunch.
Later that evening, registration is at 6 p.m. for the Richey Arena Barrel Race. At 7 p.m., there will be a live auction and the barrel racing begins at 8 p.m.
No four-wheelers are allowed. There will also be raffles for prizes and a 50/50 raffle.
For more information call Wendy Boatright at (912) 339-0209 or Jeannie Burkhalter at (912) 481-4029.