By Wesley Coburn - ONN
Dust will be kicked up during the 62nd annual Okmulgee-Roy Leblanc Invitational Rodeo, held in the Bob Arrington Rodeo Arena, at 8:30 p.m. August 11-12. The event is hosted by the Okmulgee County Round-Up Club, which has been in existence since 1953.
Admission will be $5 for kids twelve and younger, $10 for adults.
There will be the following events: Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Ladies Steer Undecorating, Calf Roping, Barrel Racing (Junior and Ladies divisions), Bronc Riding (Bareback and Ranch divisons), and the Pony Express relay race. A $6,000 payout awaits.
The rodeo is being sponsored by the City of Okmulgee and One Fire Casino, with other sponsorships to be announced.
There will be a parade downtown at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, with a $100 prize to the winners in the following four categories: Farthest Distance Traveled by Round-Up Club, Most Riders by Round-Up Club, Best Dressed Round-Up Club and Best Dressed Queen.
The Bob Arrington Rodeo Arena is located at Highway 75 and Fairgrounds Road. For more information, see event director Kenneth Leblanc.