By Frank J. Buchman
“Grab your hat and put on your spurs, let’s rodeo.”
That’s the special welcome from Deb Dillner in announcing the sixth annual Jackson County Rodeo this weekend.
“Presented by the Jackson County Fair Association, this year’s rodeo will be Friday and Saturday evenings, July 22-23, at the Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex, located at Highway 75 and 214 Road, south of Holton,” she said.
Gates open at 6 o’clock, and rodeo action begins at 7:30.
“Ridin’ Ropin’ Bulls & Broncs” are featured for “exciting rodeo events,” according to Dillner.
Young people are the future for the sport of rodeo, Dillner stated emphatically, explaining: “For the kiddos, we’ll have mutton busting, mini bull riding, a boot scramble and much more.”
The rodeo enthusiast was especially pleased to point out that Danny Munsell, Salina school administrator, will be featured as the rodeo funny man and also assist as a bullfighter protecting fallen cowboys from mean bucking bulls.
Concessions are to be available, but coolers are welcomed with a fee. “Still, please no glass,” Dillner requested.