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Cowboy Church: 2010 Youth Fall-Out

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ELLIS COUNTY - On Wednesday, Oct. 27 the Cowboy Church of Ellis County hosted their second annual Youth Fall-Out.

More than 150 youth from five different churches of Ellis County came to the Fall-Out. The churches who attended were the Cowboy Church of Ellis County, Connect for Life, Farley Street, First Baptist of Maypearl and First Baptist of Waxahachie.

Activities for the evening included mechanical bull riding, sheep sorting and calf scra-mbles.

The second main attraction of the Fall-Out was sheep sorting.

Once divided into a groups of three, the kids and adults were timed to herd sheep according to the sheep’s’ colors from one small coral to another; whichever group herded the sheep the fastest was the winning team.

Overall, everyone enjoyed calf scrambles the most.

For the calf scramble, four to six steers were let out into an open arena at a time with ribbons tied to their tails.

The youths’ goal was to chase down the steers and try to get the ribbons off of the steers’ tail.

If someone retrieved a ribbon, they got a prize for their hard work!

A member of the Cowboy Church’s youth, Austin Williams commented, "My favorite thing about the Fall-Out was the steer scramble.

"I’m usually afraid of big animals, but knowing that I got cow poop all over my hands and chased down a steer for a prize was worth the reward of a Chili’s gift card!"

"It [the Fall-Out] went great! Five churches’ youth groups were involved.

"This was the second annual event, and we plan to host each year in October," said Dean Craig, the Cowboy Church’s youth pastor.

The Cowboy Church of Ellis County loved meeting new people from the Fall-Out and hopes everyone else from the other churches enjoyed it just as much, and can’t wait for next year’s Youth Fall-Out!

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