August in Shelbyville, Tenn., means humid weather, children returning to school and the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The annual event is quickly approaching and the community of Bedford County is getting ready.

Jeffrey McGee and Dru McCormick are co-chairing an event that can make a difference in the attitudes of the citizens of this small rural city. “Signs of Success” is a campaign promoting two wonderful and deserving organizations, the Tennessee Walking Horse and Great Strides Therapeutic Riding Program.

This fundraiser is an effort to show the citizens if Shelbyville/Bedford County and those visiting the area that the industry takes pride in its walking horses. These yard signs will be a testimony that the industry supports its trainers, horse owners and the new HIO, SHOW, and the industry wants to thank them for the positive steps they are making for a successful industry.

The weatherproof, double-sided signs say “Proud Supporter of the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry.” The cost is $30. This group promotes physical therapy on horseback and is often used with those suffering from cerebral palsy and other muscle restricting diseases.

As you drive through the streets of Shelbyville, you are encouraged to patronize businesses with these signs. Trainers, owners, exhibitors, house renters, horse show spectators, businesses or anyone else who benefits at all from the Tennessee Walking Horse industry should purchase a sign and show your pride. You can place an order by calling McGee at 931-703-2098 or McCormick at 931-224-5858.