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SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2007

Clements Rodeo offers bronc rides, gold rush for youths

By Holly Hollman · 340-2445

COXEY — Tired of typical summer pastimes like swimming, fishing and sunbathing?

How about spending a night with bucking broncs and raging bulls?

The fifth annual Clements Rodeo is Friday and Saturday.

Cowboys and cowgirls will be stirring up dust as they barrel race, wrestle steers and take spine-snapping rides on broncs and bulls.

Children can get involved by searching for “gold” during the gold rush and scrambling after ribbons tied to calves’ tails. Those who nab a ribbon get a prize.

Lonestar Rodeo Co. is the rodeo producer and stock contractor.

That’s the same company that did the Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo in May.

The Clements Athletic Association holds its rodeo to
raise money for projects such as new baseball and softball fields and irrigation for the football field.

Saddle up for rodeo time!

What: 5th annual Clements Rodeo.

Where: Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena on Alabama 99 in Athens.

When: Friday and Saturday. Gates open at 6 p.m., gold rush at 7:30 p.m., and events at 8 p.m.

Cost: Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Preschoolers get in free.

At the gate it’s $12 and $10, respectively.

Get tickets: Advanced tickets available at Preston’s Western Wear, Limestone Co-op, Jiffy, Hometown Grocery, Geezburger, Clements High School and County Cuisine in Rogersville. Tickets are also sold at the gate.

Competitions: Bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, girls breakaway roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, girls barrel racing and team roping.

Special events: Gold rush, calf scramble and steer race.

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