While Rimbey’s big win in the recent Wild Pink Yonder tour has been well documented, the accolades for the local performances keep rolling in following the announcement that the community of Hoadley was also singled out for their efforts.
“We hadn’t planned on an honourable mention, “but we hadn’t planned on Hoadley either,” trail boss Jane Hurl said in making the announcement.
“We were told that Hoadley wanted to participate, so we nodded, smiled and headed for lunch in Hoadley,” Hurl wrote in a blog during the tour. “We miscalculated the distance and some of the horses were tired, so they were dogging it. We were so late for lunch that Hoadley (after feeding as many folks as they could talk into coming to Hoadley for lunch) packed up the hamburgers, packed up the pink desserts and took it to the riders.”
Impressing the judges greatly was the fact that, despite the community only has one building; the residents went all out in ‘pinkifying’ it complete with flowers and breast cancer ribbons.
Further, while the entire population of the hamlet can be counted on two hands, the residents still raised $650 for breast cancer research.
“It’s not about the size of the town,” Hurl said of Hoadley. “It’s about the size of the heart in the town.”