Neighboring county gears up for 37th annual Mason Jaycee Roundup

The 37th Annual Mason Jaycee Roundup weekend will be held in Mason on Friday and Saturday, July 13-14. Produced by Lester Meier Rodeo Productions of Fredericksburg, the rodeo will be held both evenings at Fort Mason Park Rodeo Arena. Anyone wishing to enter the rodeo events should contact Lester Meier Rodeo Productions at 1-800-547-6336. Books will be open on Monday, July 9 with rough stock entries being taken from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Events include bareback riding, tie down calf roping, bull riding, team roping, Mason County team roping, girls barrel racing jackpotted each night, girls breakaway roping, muttin’ bustin’ (under 60 pounds) and calf scramble for ages eight and under and ages eight to 12. Rodeo time will be 8 p.m. each evening. A dance will be held each evening to begin after the rodeo at the Fort Mason Park dance pavilion. Music will be provided by Cody Widner and Sumthin Country. The new Mason County Roundup Queen and Duchesses will be presented both evenings and will be crowned on Saturday evening during the rodeo. Presentation and interviews of the queen and duchesses will take place on the courthouse lawn on Saturday at 3 p.m. on the north side of the courthouse. This event is being sponsored by Alpha Beta Psi and information on sponsoring a candidate may be obtained from Kim Jordan who can be reached at (915) 347-5439. The parade will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Lineup will begin at 8 a.m. by the M Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Judging will begin at 9 a.m. Parade participants will receive their lineup information at that time. To obtain a parade entry form, contact Gloria Nebgen at (915) 347-5927 or (915) 347-6759 or the Mason County Chamber of Commerce office at (915) 347-5758, or submit the required information over the telephone. The deadline for entry is Monday, July 9, and all entries received after that date will be entered accordingly. Roundup queen sponsors should call (915) 347-5927 for their queen candidates. A jackass race around the square will immediately follow the parade. To obtain more information about the race, contact Ron Crocker at (915) 347-6378. On Saturday, the Mason Arts & Crafts Guild will sponsor the Arts and Crafts Fair. To obtain booth information, call (915) 347-1020 or (915) 347-6472. There will be many outstanding craft booths, delicious food and live entertainment throughout the day and much more can be enjoyed by young and old alike from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the courthouse lawn.

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