FFA Rodeo begins July 19 in Lometa

The 49th annual Lometa FFA Rodeo will get underway at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19 for three nights of show stopping rodeo excitement. Categories include pee wee, junior and senior events and all promise to provide plenty of action for cowboys and cowgirls of all ages. A mounted parade will commence at the Lometa School at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. Information and entry forms for the parade may be obtained from Lometa agricultural science teachers or from various western stores in several communities. Entries may be mailed to Charles Edwards, Box 250, Lometa, Tex. 76853. Contestants may also sign in before 7:30 p.m. each night if the books have not closed. Bull riding and calf riding will close at 10 contestants. A buckle will be given to the winner of each rodeo event, in addition to buckles going to the all-around cowboy and cowgirl in each age division. There will be a $5 entry fee each night for all events, except the roping events which will be $7 per night. Admission prices are $3 for adults and $2 for students. A concession stand will be available each night and the Lions Club will host a fish fry on Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping and other events will combine for the Lometa FFA Rodeo to make three fast-moving and exciting evenings of “wild west” entertainment.

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