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ANNUAL DEEP SOUTH
YOUTH RODEO SCHEDULED
Young cowboys and cowgirls across the parish are preparing for the annual Deep South Youth Rodeo set this year for Friday and Saturday, July 23-24 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.
The youth event kicks off the rodeo season with non-stop entertainment sure to please any rodeo goer. The annual competition features little cowboys and cowgirls competing in categories such as calf-riding, steer riding, team roping and many more. The ever-popular Muttin' Bustin' competition is a crowd pleaser as young riders try to make the eight-second buzzer on the back of a wooly sheep.
Riders competing in the youth rodeo are asked to sign up at 6 p.m. at the arena on Loop Road.
A new feature added to the rodeo festivities this year will be a dance contest with professional rodeo clown Rudy Burns. Ten children will be selected from two rounds of the contest. The top 10 finalists will dance with Burns Saturday night in the championship dance-off for a chance to be in the top four.
The fourth place winner will receive a 1-foot trophy featuring a clown and his barrel on the top; third place – 2-foot trophy; second place – 3-foot trophy and first place will receive a 4-foot trophy; which is anticipated to be taller than many of the dancers.
Admission to the youth rodeo is $2; children 18 and under are admitted free.
The annual event precedes the Deep South PRCA Rodeo, Thursday through Friday, July 29-31 beginning at 8 p.m. nightly. The annual parade will be held Thursday, July 29 at 4 p.m. with Sheriff Steve Pylant as grand marshal. This year's rodeo is held in honor of James Marvin "Daddy Bo" Fletcher. (See details, Page 9A)