Shell Hall was filled to capacity Saturday night as residents turned out for a benefit to raise money for Morgan Flitner in her bid to become Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2015. Over 200 people enjoyed an evening of dining, dancing and visiting with friends and neighbors.
Between ticket sales and the live and silent auctions, about $10,000 was realized.
The saddle donated by Augie Garcia was sold for $800 in the live auction. It was donated back for re-auction, went for $725, and then was donated back to the next fund-raiser scheduled at the Irma Hotel in Cody Feb. 28.
The signed print by Ann Hansen went for $1,875; it will also go on to the Cody fundraiser.
Music for dancing was provided by Stewart Reed and Friends.
Flitner, a 2012 graduate of Greybull High School, currently holds the position of Cody Stampede Queen. She will be traveling this summer throughout Wyoming and neighboring states to represent the “Rodeo Capital of the World,” and “help people understand the values and traditions by which we live,” she said.