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September 27, 2012

Uniontown FFA plans Youth Ranch Rodeo Oct. 7

Parsons, Kansas — The 5th Annual Uniontown FFA Youth Ranch Rodeo is set to kick off on Sunday, October 7, at the Uniontown Saddle Club Arena in Uniontown, Kansas.

The ranch rodeo will feature five events including, cattle penning, calf branding, steer mugging, saddle up race and a ribbon roping.

The teams must consist of 3 cowboys that are in high school or younger.

The fee for contestants is $25 per contestant, each of whom will receive a free t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and the top team will receive trophy buckles.

According to Uniontown FFA Advisor Kevin Gleason, this event is a fun and learning event for everyone involved, especially those in high school or younger.

“Every year we put this on there are more and more individuals involved with either donating or competing,” he explains. “I can’t say enough about the local folks who donate stock, serve as judges and help with the show. We truly appreciate all their efforts.”

Gleason continues. “We hope people will realize that this is one of our favorite FFA chapter activities and hope many teams will come and have fun with us.” “Remember, you do not have to be FFA members to compete, you just have to be in high school or younger.

Even those who have been involved in the rodeo and sat on the rodeo committee have learned more in each of the years they have done this.

“I am a team roper at heart but it is has really been fun to participate in rach rodeos,” Brenton Esslinger, Ranch Rodeo Committee co-chairman, says.

C. J. Stiffler, Ranch Rodeo Committee co-chairman is looking forward to the upcoming event.

“I am anxious to get to compete this year since I just moved to Uniontown,” he explains. “I have been around ranch rodeos but never got to compete in one before.”

Admission to the event is a free-will donation.

For more information on the 5th Annual Uniontown FFA Youth Ranch Rodeo, contact Brenton Esslinger at (620) 215-3788; C.J. Stiffler at (620) 363-2380 or Kevin Gleason at (620) 224-9200.£

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