Rodeo Week

Written by Teresa Dennard.

Has something for everyone

Rodeo week has a full slate of activities and events that is sure to include a little something for everyone. Trying to get back to the days when everything was on the square, committee members and downtown merchants are putting their heads together to come up with some great fun. Events for the week:

Tuesday, May 14 – Bull Riding at the Cattlemen’s Association Arena sponsored by the Still Waters Cowboy Church;  kids can compete in mutton bustin’ and steer riding which starts at 6:30 pm-sign up is free; professional bull riding to follow

Thursday, May 16 – Barbecue on the square, $5 for sandwich, chips & drink, 11:00 am till sold out; 6:00 pm – Rodeo parade- meet at Libby Elementary School; parade will go down W. Panola Street, around the square and then thru Davis Park; local organizations are asked to enter a float in the parade, $25 to enter, contact Shawntel Peace This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for entry information; deadline March 30; tractors, horses, 4-wheelers, etc. free to enter parade

Friday, May 17

---9:00 am - Special Needs Rodeo sponsored by Panola College; all special needs kids are invited to the rodeo arena to participate in a special rodeo. The College Rodeo Team will help participants learn to rope, have stick horse races, and also get to ride “Mighty Bucky” (furnished by Terry Holland). Event is free of charge.

--- 7:15 pm – (Friday & Saturday) Mutton Bustin’ – open to kids age 7 & under & 55 pounds & under. 25 participants per night; top 10 come back & ride in rodeo; winner gets belt buckle

--- 8:00 pm – PRCA Rodeo, Tough Enough to Wear Pink night (all monies collected in stands will go to Breast Cancer Awareness); new event this year for 3 man teams-“Jack in the Box”; donkeys are turned out of bucking shoots and teams have to ride them back in the box

Saturday, May 18

--- 8:00 am – Queen’s Competition, Cattlemen’s Assoc. Arena; 3 categories, Sweetheart, ages 5-9, Princess, ages 10-15, Queen, ages 16-23; Deadline April 15 to enter; contact Darcy Parker Johnson 903.235.1304 for more information

---9:00 am – KGAS Rodeo Jamboree-downtown Carthage; featuring country singing by many local and area artists; downtown merchants open, arts & crafts vendor booths, garage sale booths, games, food and more to be added. For vendor booth information, contact Teresa Dennard 903.754.4000.

--- 1:00 pm—Queen’s contest downtown

--- 6:30 pm –Announce Queen’s Contest winners at rodeo arena

--- 7:15 pm – Mutton Bustin’

--- 8:00 pm – PRCA Rodeo – FFA Event-“calf dressing” - Carthage, Beckville, Gary teams compete for $500 prize to their FFA chapter.

Tickets: pre-sale tickets at Lonestar Outfitters, Hooper’s Feed, Chamber of Commerce & Don’s House of Tapes. Kids - $5, Adults - $8; at gate, Adults $10. Rodeo Chairman for 63rd Panola County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo - Andy Holloway; Stock Contractor – Sammy Andrews