The Glenwood Rodeo Association would like to extend a huge thank you to the Glenwood High School Rodeo and the Mt. Adams Junior Rodeo associations. The two groups recently donated funds to purchase an arena groomer for the Glenwood Rodeo Association. The groomer will be used to work up the arena before equestrian events at the rodeo grounds. An arena that has been worked up results in a safer environment for livestock and riders to compete in. For years, the Glenwood Rodeo Association has relied upon the use of local ranchers' implements to work up the arena prior to activities. The association would again like to thank those who have so generously donated the use of their farm implements in the past; as well as the GHSRA and MAJRA for their donation of the new groomer.
Queen Alicia Partlow of Goldendale will reign over the 71st annual Ketchum Kalf Rodeo and festivities in Glenwood June 18 and 19. The Northwest Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned performances will begin at 1 p.m. daily. Junior barrels and kids' contests will be featured in addition to standard rodeo events. The word is $100 has been donated for prize money in the bedroll race. Admission for the rodeo is $7 and $2 for 12 and under. Swale Creek Productions will put on a jackpot team roping following Saturday's performance. Spooner's BBQ and Catering will be preparing rib or chicken BBQ dinners with the fixins; and adult beverages will be available in the Western beer garden while you watch the rodeo and roping action.
Back in 1945, Agnes Miller along with other Glenwood Rodeo Association wives brewed coffee over a camp fire to go with homemade donuts. That food service was created for the cowboys who were competing, as well as for the spectators who watched, the first rodeo action in Glenwood. That scene was played out for two more years in response to requests for more...more! After that, involvement from additional people and demand for more food resulted in the construction of a food stand in nearly the same place as today's Burger Shack. The menu was expanded to include Sloppy Joes at that time. The Glenwood Women's Club still puts the coffee pot on for everyone by 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and the menu has been enlarged to include something for just above everyone. Proceeds from the Women's Club food sales go to fund scholarships for local students.
Vendors such as Woody's Goodies, Valdez's Indian tacos, and the Mt. Adams 4-H pop stand will offer refreshments throughout the weekend as well. Additional merchants will be on hand offering clothing, tack and souvenirs for your buying pleasure.
Plan to bring your dad for the entire weekend, and camp under the pines at the bottom of beautiful Mt. Adams. Sunday morning, the Glenwood Homemakers will be cooking cowboy breakfast at the school from 6:30 to 10 .m. Cowboy church services will be held in the dance hall from 9 to 10 a.m. both activities will be followed by a parade at 11 that begins in Glenwood and proceeds to the rodeo grounds before the final performances on Sunday. The 2006 Ketchum Kalf Queen will be revealed during Sunday's performance, too. We hope to see you in Glenwood over Father's Day weekend.