Fallon County’s 100th birthday party planning is well underway with lots of new and old ideas vying for consideration.
Posted April 19, 2013
By Lisa Kilsdonk
Fallon County’s 100th birthday party planning is well underway with lots of new and old ideas vying for consideration. One of the latest additions to the Fallon County Centennial Celebration is a ranch rodeo to be held at the Fallon County Fairgrounds. “I think this is a great way to tie the past to the future. It’s a family event that the very young to the very old can enjoy together,” said Baker Chamber of Commerce director, Nicole Schuler. Schuler is teaming up with Ashley Stanhope to work out rodeo details.
In contrast to a regular rodeo, a ranch rodeo features teams of four working cowboys competing in events that showcase skills more likely to be used in real ranch work. Those events will include calf branding, wild cow milking, stray gathering, team penning and cow doctoring.
The equipment and tack used in a ranch rodeo is to be the same as what would be used on a day-to-day basis on the ranch. Ranch rodeos do not use professional, contract stock. Ranch rodeos also do not typically have events for individuals to compete in. Instead, events are designed for teams of four cowboys. All interested cow folk are urged to start putting together their teams. Winning the ranch rodeo secures the winners with bragging rights for the next 100 years.
In reference to overall centennial planning, Schuler said, “We’ve had people coming forward with some great ideas, but we need help carrying them out. We are looking for any clubs, organizations, or individuals willing to help.”
So, Fallon County residents, the Fallon County Centennial Celebration needs lots of folks to pitch in to make it great. Contact Nicole Schuler at the Chamber, 406-778-2266, or Mona Madler at SMART, 406-778-2020, to lend a hand or ask how you or your group can participate.