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February 4, 2014

Lake Park Chamber plans for rodeo

LAKE PARK — Rodeos aren’t built in a day.

No, rodeos are built day by day, meeting by meeting, and at Monday morning’s meeting, the Lake Park Chamber of Commerce met with sponsors, organizers and volunteers at Raisin’ Cane to prepare for an upcoming rodeo in March.

The planning started last summer when members of the Lake Park Chamber met with Bo Campbell with Bo Campbell Rodeo Productions. After getting his start riding, roping and steer wrestling, Campbell has been putting on rodeos across the southeastern United States for the last 30 years.

The hardest part is meetings, said Campbell. “Putting on the rodeo is the easy part. This is going to be an outstanding rodeo. The chamber of commerce has worked really hard.”

After months of work, the Lake Park Chamber is down to the minutiae, the nuts and bolts: parking, tickets, entrance and exit points.

The rodeo is being

 hosted at Raisin’ Cane on March 28 and 29, with the rodeo being held next to the red barn.

Raisin’ Cane is also hosting several other rodeo events, including a barn dance on March 22 and a Rodeo Queen pageant on March 27.

The Rodeo Queen pageant will be split into four categories by age: 6 and under (Tiny Miss), 7 through 9 (Little Miss), 10-12 (Junior Rodeo Queen) and 13-19 (Rodeo Queen).

Contestants must submit a written essay, take part in an interview and demonstrate their riding skills.

There will also be a Rodeo Parade through Downtown Lake Park on March 22.

While this is the first rodeo to be held in Lowndes County in recent memory, the Lake Park Chamber aims to make it an annual event.

With the rodeo coming in just under two months, the Lake Park Chamber is still accepting sponsors, as well as non-food vendors.

Interested volunteers, vendors, sponsors and pageant contestants can contact the Chamber at (229) 559-5302.

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