Roundup for the Roses raises money to help family of deceased student
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. - Families hosted a fundraiser livestock show at the Appalachian Fairgrounds today. The money will go to help the family of a 16 year old boy who died in February.
Justin Rose, who was a student at Daniel Boone high school, passed away from injuries in a car accident in February. The fundraiser today will help his family with medical expenses.
The fairgrounds hosted an antique tractor show, an auction, live music, and other events. Many in attendance were getting their show cows ready for the main event: the "Hold My Heifer" cattle show in honor of Justin.
"His passion was farming, showing with his family, his friends, the FFA members he hung around with, so that was the main thing that we started with," event coordinator Jennie Good said.
The event planners hope to make this an annual event, with proceeds in the future going to a scholarship fund for Daniel Boone high school students.