Litchville native Tate Smith has organized the 2nd Annual Ride the Hide Bull Bash, to be followed by the Andrea "Annie" Arbuckle Memorial Shootout, on Aug. 24 in Litchville.
A street dance, sponsored by Uncle Dean's Tavern and the Bull Bash, and featuring the Dickinson-based band Outlaw Sippin', will follow the shootout. The Bull Bach will also feature a silent auction for the benefit of the Sauer family.
Andrea Rose Arbuckle died of an accidental drowning on July 3, 2009. She traveled many miles across North Dakota with her cousins Taryl, Tony and Tate Smith. Annie was a huge supporter of her cousin's and the rodeo, and she loved to help others, especially family, friends and children. To honor the memory of his cousin, Tate has organized this event in her memory.
All of the profits from this event will be given to the Mike Sauer family of Valley City, N.D. Mike has been unable to work since November 2012. His daughter Lindsay battled cancer and passed away on June 30, 2013. The proceeds from this benefit will go directly to the aid of the Mike Sauer family for travel, medical, and various expenses in this time of hardship.
Tate has recruited many of his friends and family to help with the sponsorships and donations. If you would like to sponsor or donate to this event/benefit, please contact Tate Smith at (701) 520-1819. Please indicate that you have a special part of the arena when you contact Tate, and he will get that lined up for you. Donations or sponsorships can be sent to Litchville Community Development Corporation, c/o Tate Smith, 4833 106 Ave. SE, Litchville, N.D., 58461.