Rodeo show raises money for children fighting cancer

VERNON PARISH, La. (KALB) – The money raised Saturday at a local rodeo show will go towards helping children fight cancer at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The rodeo took place at the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds. Relatives of the late Tommy Poe, a detective for the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office (VPSO), kept the roping event in his memory.

Poe died in May 2020 after a riding accident.

“We were married for 45 years, and he was a kind, compassionate, fairly easygoing man,” said Virginia Poe, (Tommy) Poe’s wife. He loved life. He loved children [and] he wanted to do many things for children. “

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