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Western Weekend March 27 & 28
Tyler County Booster - March 2009
The 66th Annual Dogwood Festival is in full swing as it enters the second weekend of the three week celebration. This Friday and Saturday will feature Western Weekend, and for everyone who loves food, horses and rodeos, it is hard to beat a weekend filled with all of them! The action begins Friday night out at the FFA/4H Rodeo Arena with the first of two Lions Open Rodeos at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to get there early so you can get a good seat. This is always a popular event. Every year, the rodeo seems to get bigger and better. For the youngsters, both the Friday and Saturday night events will feature a Goat Scramble, with kids participating in three divisions: six year old and under, 7-8 years old and 9-10 years old. There will be 10 trophies awarded in each division and a participation ribbon given to all who take part. You will miss out on an exciting event Saturday morning if you stay in bed too late. Head out to the Rodeo Arena for the horsemanship competition with the Rodeo Sweethearts.
There are two groups of sweetheart contestants competing: 10-13 years and 14-23 years. The Sweetheart winners will be crowned during the rodeo Saturday night. Queens receive a crown, belt buckle and saddle. First runner-up in each age category will receive a belt buckle as well as other prizes. After the horsemanship competition, head back into town and the courthouse square where you will find, beginning at 11 a.m., food and craft booths all day long, along with lots of musical entertainment on the square. The Western Weekend Parade begins at 2 p.m. in downtown Woodville and features thousands of horses and riders. Following the parade, it is time to head back out to the Arena for the second Lion’s Open Rodeo event.