Inaugural Crowder Roughrider Rodeo to be held this weekend in Neosho

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE NEOSHO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:

1st annual Crowder Roughrider Rodeo
Friday & Saturday, August 16th and 17th
8:00 pm nightly

The first Annual Crowder Roughrider Rodeo kicks off this week at the newly acquired Roughrider Arena (formerly the Ozark Saddle Club Arena) located beside the Newton County Fairgrounds. Tickets are currently on sale at a discounted price $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under, ticket outlets are located at Eric Norris State Farm Insurance, First Community Bank Neosho and Goodman Locations, and the Crowder College Bookstore. Day of tickets will also be available at the gate for $10 and $5.

Gates will open nightly at 5:30. Please plan on showing up early. We will have 15 vendors showcasing various items for sale, everything from clothes and purses to a chance to sign up to win Griffith Motors 80th Anniversary Car give-a-way. Crowder Agriculture Department will also be serving a Smoked Chicken dinner for $8 a plate, each plate comes with beans, coleslaw and bread. This will be a meal you won’t want to miss.

Each night we will have MUTTIN BUSTIN, (sheep riding) for kids 8 years and under and 65lbs and under. Entries are limited to 10 kids per night; signups are on a first come first serve basis. Sign-ups start at 5:30 and will be located on the North side of the Announcers stand. Each entry will have to have a Parent sign them up and sign a liability waiver. Sign-ups close at 7:30 and we will start the Muttin Bustin at 7:45 sharp. Another reason to show up early!!!!!

This Professional Rodeo has already attracted some of the best Rodeo Athletes that are out on the road today. We will also have a huge local and youth turn out. Spectators will get to see a great rodeo and get to watch names that they know participate.

Saturday Aug, 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. we will set up in front of the Neosho Wal-Mart for a Photograph and Autograph session with several rodeo participants, the ACRA Rodeo Queen, our Rodeo Clown Goobie, and our Professional Rodeo Announcer. ALL Children that come out will receive a FREE TICKET for Saturday night’s rodeo performance. Hope to see you all at Wal-Mart.

This event is primed to be a major event, an event that you will definitely want to be a part of. Where else can you get Dinner, Shopping, Comedy, and Action all in one night in one location?

Crowder College has worked hard to get the arena turned into a venue that Neosho can be proud of, and to provide top quality entertainment that Neosho can benefit from. Crowder appreciates the support from all of the sponsors that have come on board to make this rodeo possible, and they would appreciate everyone for coming out and attending the event. Remember the proceeds go to raise money for scholarships to help agriculture students succeed. Thank you and we hope to see you all at the RODEO!!

For more information call Rodeo Promoter – Eric Norris at 417-489-0467.

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