Dirt kicking fun planned for 66th Fourth of July Rodeo

      With only two days away, plans for the 66th annual Terry Roping Club’s Fourth of July Rodeo are well underway.  According to TRC offcier Sharilyn Kortum, the organization is anticipating another successful turnout.

     “The weather is supposed to be really nice, so that will help,” Kortum said. “We’re expecting another good show.”

     The day’s events will begin with the Kids Rodeo. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the events kicking off at 9 a.m. Age categories are toddlers to 4, 5-8 year-olds and 9-12 year-olds. Horse events will include barrel racing, flag racing, goat tieing and goat tail tieing. Other events will include stick horse, dummy roping and boot racing, among others. Most events cost $5 each, with several free events for the toddler to 4 year-olds, as well. Prizes will be awarded.

     The calcutta begins at 12:15 p.m., with the Grand Entry set to start things off for the Rodeo’s main events at 1 p.m. Terry resident Exelee Church is scheduled to sing the national anthem this year. Ray Granmoe is the announcer.

     Events will include saddle bronc riding, bull dogging, ladies barrel racing, calf, roping, ladies break away roping, old timers ribbon roping and ranch saddle bronc riding, among others. Most events draw in about 10 entrants, Kortum said, but noted popular events like ladies barrel racing and the ranch saddle bronc riding can bring in as many as 20 entrants.

     “There won’t be any sheep events this year,” Kortum said, pointing out this will help the day’s events to move at a better rate.

     The Terry High School Close-Up program will be manning the day’s concession stand, beginning with morning hours where coffee and rolls will be for sale. 


Match bronc riding event planned

     The Terry Roping Club is excited to add to the Terry Yippee celebration by helping to bring in a match bronc riding event to the Prairie County Fairgrounds, July 25. Produced by the C & T Rodeo in Ekalaka, the show will begin with a 5 p.m. calcutta and the main event starting at 6 p.m. More details will follow.

Published July 2, 2014

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