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March 24, 2013

Dogwood Trails continues with musical events, rodeo and more


PALESTINE — Kids Rodeo & Bull Riding

Kids can get dressed up in their boots and cowboy hats for Boston’s Buckaroos Kids Rodeo at 10 a.m. today and all ages will enjoy the 7th Annual Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding event at 7:30 p.m. tonight featuring the Don Gay Bull Riding Tour. Both events will be held at the Anderson County Youth Livestock Expo Center, located off U.S. 287 North.

Boston’s Buckaroos Kids Rodeo will start at 10 a.m. Activities will include mutton bustin’, stick horse races, goat dressing, goat tying, goat scramble, dummy steer roping, calf roping and a chuck wagon race. A t-shirt and trophy will be given to every participant. Age groups include: 5 and under, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12.

“It’s a lot of fun things for the kids. They like to run around and play in the dirt,” event organizer Kim Ray said. “The kids compete like little champions with their spurs, boots and hats — all ready to roll.”

Admission to the kid rodeo is $5.

Other events today include the Boston’s Buckin’ BBQ Cook-off. Judging will start at 1 p.m.

Bull riders from all across the country will compete in the event as part of the Don Gay Bull Riding Tour. The UBBI Youth Futurity also will be held.

A Bouncy Bull Riding Pen will be set up to provide a mechanical bull ride that is cushioned by large foam area to make it safe.

Tickets to the Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding event are $12 in advance at Cavender’s Boot City and $15 at the gate. All proceeds go to the Boston Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Beat the Heat Fest

Tennessee Colony Community Center and Volunteer Fire Department will host a Beat the Heat Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Tennessee Colony Community Center.

There will be several activities including booths for shopping, cake sale, Rennerwood trees for sale, classic/antique cars on display, bounce houses, as well as a drawing for a homemade cedar chest and a Run for the Red motorcycle Poker Run.  Tennessee Colony VFD will sell hamburgers.

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