Rodeo time just around the corner

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 03:33 PM.

The rodeo will recognize a Wounded Warrior each night and present him or her with an American flag used in the Cowgirl Chicks’ show.

Classic rodeo events — ranging from women’s barrel racing to men’s bull riding — will be featured at this year's event.

Quickly becoming a staple is the Reading for the Rodeo program, which gives tickets to elementary school children from Baker School, Laurel Hill School, Northwood Elementary and Bob Sikes Elementary who read a specific number of books.

Todd expects the rodeo will provide 700 tickets to young readers; sponsors will help offset the costs.

Sponsorships are still available for the rodeo, Todd said. See for more details on sponsorships.

Rodeo proceeds will fund the Baker Area Recreation Association complex’s operations.

"We don't realize it, but when you sit back and look at it, it's a big event for our area," Todd said. "It goes to a good cause for anybody that has any interest in the equine or that type of event.

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