Cowboy and cowgirl up! Annual PRCA rodeo rides into town Thursday

Photo courtesy Glen Rose Rodeo Association

Photo courtesy Glen Rose Rodeo Association

 

By Kathryn Jones

Editor

 

The hooves kicking up dust, the broncs running wild-eyed around the arena, the cowboys bouncing off bulls, the cowgirls streaking around barrels and the clock counting the seconds– this is just some of the action that makes the annual PRCA rodeo in Glen Rose so exciting.

The rodeo rounds up its 19th year and opens Thursday at the Somervell County Expo Center. The nonprofit Glen Rose Rodeo Association sponsors the event, which runs through Saturday night.

A portion of the proceeds go to local nonprofit organizations and scholarships for Glen Rose and Granbury students.

Thursday is “Military Night,” honoring veterans and active duty military or members of the reserves with free admission. Show your military identification at the door for a complimentary ticket.

The kids’ calf scramble also will take place Thursday and Friday nights to support local 4-H and FFA students.

On Friday night, real cowboys show they are tough enough to wear pink for a good cause. Everyone else is encouraged to wear pink, too, as the “Buck Off Cancer” night honors those who have fought and are still fighting the battle against breast cancer.

A portion of the ticket sales from that evening’s performance will be donated to the Somervell County Cancer Support Group and to benefit breast cancer research.

Get your pink bandanas for the special evening for $5 at Storiebook Café, Pie Peddlers and Green’s Boot Repair.

Rodeo performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the ever-popular “Mutton Bustin’” at 7 p.m. nightly.

Rockin' Robbie Hodges (Photo courtesy Glen Rose Rodeo Association)

Rockin’ Robbie Hodges (Photo courtesy Glen Rose

Rodeo Association)

Rockin’ Robby Hodges, the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Barrelman, will stage his zany antics and keep the jokes rolling throughout the nightly performances.

Tickets are $16 for reserved seats and $8.50 for general admission.

For tickets and information, call 254-897-4509.

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