Weekend offers variety of activities

Looking for a chance to rub elbows with some of the nations top-ranked cowboys’ An autograph session, a light-hearted golf tournament, a barbecue dinner at the cowboy camp and a Saturday night dance are all scheduled in conjunction with the Extravaganza Bull Riding this weekend. John’s Western Wear will be hosting an autograph session with Reed Corder and Royd Doyal from 1-4 p.m. Friday. A Saturday cowboy/sponsor golf tournament sponsored by Pam’s Tax and Bookkeeping and Lubke’s Cars and Trucks will give any golfer a chance to play 18 holes of golf in a light-hearted atmosphere. Golfers will be grouped three sponsors and one cowboy and teams will be drawn at 8:30 Saturday morning with tee off at 9 a.m. Prize money for first, second and third places will be given as well as prizes for longest drive from a saddle, longest putt with a branding iron and several other categories. Numerous local businesses have also donated items that will be given as door prizes. Fees for the tournament are $40 per golfer and $20 per cowboy and women and spectators are encouraged to participate or attend. Saturday evening, the rodeo will host their regular cowboy camp complete with a barbecue meal by Lone Star Barbecue from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The camp had previously been held immediately following the bull riding, but the time has been changed to give dancers more time to enjoy the sounds of River West. A country and western band based in Huntsville, they feature traditional Texas music with a modern flair. Influences in their music range from Waylon Jennings and Bob Wills to modern day favorites Robert Earl Keen and Pat Green. Their songs range from traditional ballads to honky-tonk beer drinking songs. They have opened shows for Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Roger Creager and have developed a loyal following.

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