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Jr. Rodeo is coming to Greensboro

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Jr. Rodeo is coming to Greensboro

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The Jr. Rodeo will be coming to Greensboro at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the covered arena on C. Weldon Smith Drive.

Come on down and have fun with young cowboys and cowgirls performing at the rodeo. The rodeo will start at 6 p.m., and for participants, sign up starts at 5 p.m.

The show will consist of walk, trot and western pleasure classes.

Then the participants will show off their abilities on speed events with the barrel racing, arena race, pole bending and Texas barrels.

Attendees won’t want to miss the hilarious pants on the goat race.

All of the above events have three ages groups: 5 to 8 years old, 9 to 12 years old and 13 to 18 years old. Each of the events will cost $2 to enter and first through fifth place winners will get a ribbon.

Participants will also be able to try to ride the wooly sheep for eight seconds. The sheep are provided free of charge by J.D. Higdon and Mrs. Laverne Ogletree.

The event is $2 to enter and is for ages 6 to older. Winners will get ribbons. Any young, aspiring bull riders should come try their hand at the calf buck out.

There are two age groups: ages 7 to 12 and 13 to 16. The event costs $5 with money payback.

Kids don’t have to own a horse to be in the following events.

The famous stick horse race and the boot race are for young participants who just want to be in the rodeo.

There are no charge for the events and ribbons will be given out to the winners.

A concession stand at the event will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, drinks, candy and more. This will be a cheap night out with the faily.

The gate fee for those ages 3-11 is $2 while 12 years and over will pay $3. The gate money helps pay for ribbons.

The Greene County Livestock Association has been bringing the children’s rodeos to the county for over 50 years.

The organization consists of volunteers who believe in helping the youth learn about horses, rodeo, livestock and agriculture. The Livestock Association also believes that rodeo teaches children hard work, teamwork and sportsmanship.