Joana was too shy to talk about it but she along with 50 to 60 other children were set to become a little richer during the event where they were all to look for $1 coins placed in the soil at the Cattle Call arena.
The new event was a precursor to the steer wrestling, bareback bronc riding and other rodeo-related events that pleased the crowds during the Cattle Call Rodeo that is now in its 55th year.
Joana’s father, John, was too happy to see his young daughter participate in something that gets children active.
“It’s just for the kids to have a little fun,” he said. “It was awesome.”
Reno Rosser, of Flying U Rodeo Co. Inc., echoed those sentiments, adding that as a stock contractor he has featured the coin event in all rodeos.
“We do this just to give the kids a chance of being in the rodeo arena,” Rosser said.
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