Saddle up for Crockett Lions Club Rodeo
Houston County Courier
Bareback and saddle bronc riding, tiedown roping steer wrestling, barrel racing, beautiful Rodeo Queen contestants and a fast moving patriotic performance by Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks all just a few reasons to head out to the Porth Ag Arena in Crockett May 9, 10 and 11. The Crockett Lions Club is going all out to make its 52nd Annual PRCA-Ram Series Rodeo the best ever. Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks are considered to be one of the best trick and fancy riding groups. They were quite popular when they appeared here two years ago and they are returning to wow the audience. The rodeo once again will feature the nationally famous bucking stock of the Andrews Rodeo Company of Addilou. Sammy Andrews, owner, and son James have been coming to Crockett for 20 years. Rodeo Announcer Mike Mathis of Lufkin will be calling the action at the Porth Ag Arena for the 20th consecutive year. Audiences love watching him call the action from his horse in the arena. Rudy Burns, a fan favorite, will return as rodeo comedy clown and barrel man. He, too, is a veteran of the Crockett Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. This will be Burns' 18th time to appear in Crockett. In addition to the cowboys and cowgirls, the rodeo will feature the always popular Rodeo Queen contest. Beautiful and talented Houston County cowgirls will try to succeed 2012 Rodeo Queen Jillian Wilson. There also will be a children's calf scramble each night for children under 10 years of age, with prizes provided by McDonald's. On Saturday night, May 11, there will be a drawing for a John Deere Gator, made possible by Fish & Still Equipment. Henson Motor Company of Madisonville is making the Crockett Lions Rodeo a Ram Truck Series Rodeo. Visit the Ram Truck table to be entered into the 2013 Ram Rodeo National Sweepstakes for a chance to win $45,000 toward any eligible Chrysler Group vehicle. The rodeo, which starts at 7:30 p.m. nightly, funds the many civic and charitable activities of the Crockett Lions Club, especially scholarships for Houston County graduating seniors and eyeglasses for children in need. Pre-sale tickets are available from all of the queen contestants, at most Houston County banks, at Crockett Farm and Fuel, at First County Feed, the Houston County Courier and other locations. Pre-sale tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Tickets at the gate are $2 higher.