The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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May 13, 2010

Annual rodeo set this weekend

PALESTINE — Dust off your cowboy boots and hat. It’s rodeo time in Palestine.

Pearman Dodge Chrysler Jeep and the Anderson County Youth Livestock Association will present the annual Dogwood Frontier CPRA Rodeo on Friday and Saturday.

The rodeo will start at 7:30 p.m. both nights at the Anderson County Youth Livestock Show Rodeo Arena on U.S. 287 North in Palestine.

“There will be timed events, calf roping, team roping, junior breakaway, barrel racing, junior and senior barrel racing, saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding,” ACYLA spokesman Rush Herrington said. “All of the events are filled up with contestants on both nights.”

The sanctioned rodeo will feature stock from Jimmy Ray of Frontier Rodeo.

“It should be good entertainment for the little ones especially,” Herrington said.

Friday night’s events will kick off with a performance by the Girl Scouts Tejas Riders

On Saturday night, the 2010 Dogwood Frontier Rodeo Queen and Princess will be crowned. Contestants were judged on horsemanship, attire and interview in a competition held April 24. Two additional categories, drawing ticket sales and Miss Photogenic, also will be awarded. However, these two categories were not included in the final point totals toward winning the crown.

Queen contestants include Ciara Parker, Tera Jackson and Shelby Ray. Princess contestants include Summer Cutler, Savannah Meider, Savannah Pharis, Mary Kate Soucek and Miranda Steubing.

Rodeo tickets are available at Pearman Dodge in Alto and Cavender’s Boot City in Palestine.

Tickets are $8 for adults in advance and $4 for children ages 7 and up. Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

ACYLA is selling drawing tickets for a 16-foot combination stock trailer and horse trailer, which will be given away on Saturday night during the rodeo. Proceeds from the drawing, sponsored by Pearman Dodge, will go to the  youth livestock association. Drawing tickets will be $5 each or five for $20.

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