COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Family-Friendly Rodeo Set For April 7-8

WILMINGTON, MA — The Boston Rodeo Frontier Days will be held on Friday, April 7 at 8pm and Saturday, April 8 at 2pm and 8pm at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road, Wilmington) for the 25th year.

There will be pony rides, live bands, mechanical bull rides, hay rides and monster truck rides. A free BBQ Country Fest will be held on both days from 4pm to 7pm.

General admission is $30 for adults (13 and up), $10 for children (6-12), with free admission for children (5 and under). VIP tickets are $40 and include hospitality bracelet to enjoy food and drinks, plus interaction with the cowboys and cowgirls.

To purchase tickets, visit http://bostonrodeofrontierdays.com.

This year, the rodeo charity is 4 Paws for Ability, a service dog agency that serves children and veterans with disabilities all over the globe.

Boston Rodeo Frontier Days learned about 4 Paws through a family member whose son has had Geoffrey, an autism assistance dog, for two years.

“Geoffrey was trained to keep Aidan safe. He was trained to be tethered to Aidan as well as trained to find him in those times when he runs off,” said event organizer Kenny Churchill. “In addition, Geoffrey’s behavior disruption techniques help calm Aidan. This dog is making a difference in how Aidan copes with his autism. My hope is that every child who needs a service dog can get one, and that is why I choose to help 4 Paws this year.”

(NOTE: The above press release is from the Boston Rodeo Frontier Days.)

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