The other evening the Grimes County Jr. Deputy Sheriff’s Mounted Posse threw its annual end of the year banquet. A catering company served hamburgers and all the fixin’s, beans, and peach cobbler. A guest speaker from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo informed us about the opportunities offered by the organization. She also made us laugh by listing off the ten most important things she had learned from her horse.
We said goodbye to one member who is beginning the next phase of her life at Texas A&M University. Other members were recognized and given awards for their service. Clayton, Kyla, and Jake all received a medal for completing their first year as members. Kyla and Jake were both recognized for being top-sellers at a plant sale fundraiser in Navasota. Additionally, all three were awarded fancy belt buckles for perfect attendance at all Posse events.
The belt buckles are huge! They are nice, too. Even each child’s name is on his/her buckle. Kyla is going to need a wider belt to hold the buckle properly. When Jake wears his new belt buckle, he receives a lot of attention. People remark on its size. So, can you grow into a belt buckle? I think, they can.
Until then, all the kids are proud of them and are looking forward to another year of Posse events. In fact, Cross Creek Cattle Company is hosting a trail ride for the Posse in October. We all have some work to do before the ride. Trails need to be cleaned up. It is going to be fun and we are all looking forward to it.