Well, here it is June again, and you know what that means -- the seniors are graduating, the weather is getting nice and it's Rodeo Time.
Father's Day weekend, June 19 and 20, marks the 70th anniversary of the annual Ketchum Kalf rodeo. Keith McCoy has called this event "one of the best small rodeos in the Northwest." And guess what, it gets better every year! The rodeo is NPRA sanctioned now (has been for several years), which means more prize money, which means better contestants and better stock, which means more excitement for spectators.
Here's a run-down of what you can expect this year. Shows start at 12:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, with something for everybody. There will be games and entertainment for kids during the show, and a beer garden for adult thirst-quenching. Saturday night the rodeo dance, featuring the music of the Rock Creek Band, gets underway at 9 p.m. Early risers Sunday morning can avoid the lines at the Cowboy Breakfast, starting at 6:30 a.m., and make it to the Cowboy Church Service from 9 to 10 a.m. at the rodeo grounds. But don't worry, if you're not an early riser, the Homemakers will be serving up pancakes, ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy until 10 a.m. -- just be prepared to wait if you get there much after 9. There are a lot of hungry folks in Glenwood on Father's Day morning! And finally, don't miss the parade, starting in downtown Glenwood at 11 a.m.
General admission to the rodeo each day is $7, 12 years and under only $2. For more information call 364-3363 or 364-3355; or check out the website: http://business/gorge.net/glenwoodrodeo/
Our sincere condolences go out to the families of Dick Christensen, Juanita Rolph, Jim Burton and Guy Harter.
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