The annual Jim Shoulders Living Legends rodeo is growing each year.
Bleacher pictureNow in its third year as a PRCA-sanctioned event, the rodeo will be adding new bleachers for the hundreds of people who attend each event.
Rodeo co-chair Tammie Hiatt said four new bleachers, each able to seat 106 people, will be in place when the rodeo starts Labor Day weekend. The four sets of bleachers, will cost $80,000 and have been purchased through a special no-interest loan from First Family Federal Credit Union.
She made the announcement Monday at the chamber board of directors meeting.
“Two sets of these will have ramps making them accessible for those in wheelchairs,” she pointed out. “They will be surrounded by chain link fencing that adds to the safety for our rodeo fans.”
The rodeo will be held Sept. 4 and 5 at the arena at Nichols Park.
This year the Labor Day event will also be advertised through a new banner across East Main Street.
Steve Sanford said the banner will not only talk about the rodeo but other events surrounding the annual celebration.
Those include the car show and barbecue cookout at Nichols as well as parade and games going on Labor Day.
In September area voters will be going to the polls for the special county commissioner primary election.
Voters will be choosing from a six-candidate slate that includes three republicans and three democrats. The winner from each party will ultimately face each other in a general election in November.
To acquaint voters with the candidates, chamber members approved a plan to hold two candidate forums in August. One of those would be for the republicans and the second for the democrats. No date has been set for the two forums that will be held at The Briefcase in Henryetta. Each of those would be streamed via Facebook.