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September 5, 2006

Ranch Rodeo brings old time traditions, events

When the west was young, cowhands would wrangle and rope calves. When the day’s work was done, the ranch hands would gather ‘round the camp fire and tell stories while “cookie” would rustle up what he could muster.

The tradition seems to have lost its touch with the progress of highway transportation, barbecue grills and modern technology, but not for the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse.

Beginning nightly, Sept. 15 and 16, cowboys and cowgirls will compete in ranch events at the posse arena on Mineral Wells Highway for the second annual Parker County Ranch Rodeo.

The gates will open at 6 p.m. with events beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eight teams will be competing for the top prize money in five events. First place winners will receive $2,700 to split between team members. The second place team will split $1,600 and third place will divide $1,100.

Fastest time in each event will earn $100.

“We had a lot more people show up last year than what we anticipated,” said Blaine Peacock, this year’s event coordinator. “We’re expecting an even bigger crowd this year. There’s no reserved seating. But a lot people have responded and commented that they want to attend.”

Chuck wagon concessions will serve nachos, burgers, hotdogs, Frito pies, cokes, chips, candy Gatorade and water.

Saturday, a chuck wagon judging contest will take place at 3:30 p.m. After the judging, cooks will serve their dinners at $10 per plate.

Peacock said a “camp” will be set up fashioned after yester-years, with a jam session held Friday night in front of the chuck wagons for those who wanting to “pick and grin.”

The public is invited to bring their own instruments.

“They are welcome to sing or read poetry,” Peacock said. “There’s no rhyme or reason to it — no microphones or acoustics.”

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