Children compete in Mutton Busting event
Thirty young athletes tested their grit as they sprang through a shoot during the Mutton Busting event at the Corder Picnic.
The event was held Thursday, July 25, which marked the first day of the three-day picnic. Taking first place was Ayden Frerking, of Corder, with Conner Riker, of Lexington, in second.
Children as young as 3 years old participated in the competition -- some swept up in the crowd's excitement while others calmly walked out of the arena, but all of them thoroughly muddy.
The show was followed by a rodeo, hosted by C-R McKellips Rodeo Co. The picnic continues Friday evening with a talent show, the Miss Corder Pageant and a VFW beer garden and dance. The carnival will remain on site through Saturday, with more activities planned Saturday for both children and adults.