Caroling by horseback in Portsmouth Saturday

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PORTSMOUTH — The threat of snow canceled their parade last weekend, but two 4-H clubs will try spreading some holiday cheer again this Saturday, Dec. 21.

The Aquidneck Riders of Portsmouth and the Team Riders of Richmond will be Christmas caroling on horseback through the streets of Common Fence Point Saturday.

The merry band of festively dressed carolers will head out from the VFW Hall on Anthony Road around noon. They will accompany Santa Claus, on board an 18-passenger wagon pulled by a team of Belgian draft horses.

This year, the clubs are collecting canned goods for U.S. troops serving overseas (no pork, please). They invite you to come out and join the fun, but to keep your pets inside for the safety of the riders.

4-H is a youth development program that helps its members reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. The ideal of practical, learn by doing experiences encourages youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. For more information about R.I. 4-H, go to www.uri.edu/4h.

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