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For 70th time

Ketchum Kalf Rodeo rides again during Father's Day weekend

A Father's Day tradition continues in Glenwood this weekend as the Ketchum Kalf Rodeo celebrates its 70th anniversary June 19-20.

Queen Emilee Schultz of Goldendale will be reigning over this year's festivities, which include a reunion of past rodeo royalty on Sunday.

As many as 20 past rodeo queens are expected to return for the reunion. Former royalty will enjoy a breakfast fit for a queen, ride in the parade and be introduced during the grand entry.

The returning queens will greet visitors and give away complimentary hamburgers and other prizes throughout the weekend.

The two-day, Northwest Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned rodeo will attract top cowboys and cowgirls to compete in standard rodeo events.

Performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission for each show is $7 for those 13 and older, $2 for 12 and under.

Sunday's show will feature several specialty races, including a "stick horse" race for children 5 and under, a "hat" race for kids ages 8-12, and a "bedroll" race for those over 18.

There are no entry fees for these races; contestants can sign up on Sunday at the rodeo grounds.

A new feature this year will be the Memorial Wall, a pictorial history of the Ketchum Kalf Rodeo that has been assembled by Lois Dechand.

In addition to all of the above, a silent auction, featuring western crafts, will be held each day, with proceeds to be used to add a kitchen to the dance hall.

The dance hall will host a western dance on Saturday night, starting at 9. Music will be provided by the Rock Creek Band.

Camping space is available on the rodeo grounds. Food and merchandise vendors will also be on hand.


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