Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
On the 4th us Bull Ride patrons got to see a special show from the 148th Fighter Wing Division -US Air Force. A special fly-over at 1000ft. and 350 mph started around 7:30pm. This was amazing to see in person. Can you say fast? Truly amazing!
Each night after intermission, kids who want to grow up to be cowboys, had their chance for eight seconds of fame - or longer - on a sheep in the popular amateur event. But what I like best about the bull rides is the Coldwell Banker Cowboy Poker. Anyone crazy enough to sit around a plastic table on a plastic chair waiting for a bull to enter the arena is well, nuts. At least they get a small token of a hundred dollars for their efforts, but only the last cowboy sitting in his chair wins.
Each night, after the show was over, the top regional band “Switch” played a variety of music for dancing the night away under the Montana Pavilion on the grounds. Along with the bucking action, the Rodeo Idol Contest returned. This popular karaoke contest once again played out. I loved all the singers this year and had a hard time picking just one. I guess the gal that won was from the Menahga area. How cool is that!
Thanks for listening and happy trails. -Jody