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By Elizabeth Tanner—
Wanting to spread the gospel and the love of rodeo to children, Rodeo Bible Camp Promoter Ronald Moon said he is excited to put on the first ever Rodeo Bible Camp on beginning at 10 a.m., Nov. 7.
“We are looking forward to holding our first annual Rodeo Bible Camp,” Moon said. “It’s a great opportunity to reach out to the kids here and give them alternative things to do on a Saturday afternoon.”
The rodeo will be held at the Post Stampede Rodeo Grounds, 1210 N. Broadway.
The camp, which is for ages 6-13, will include five championship events – dummy roping, calf scrambling, barrel racing, stick horse flag racing and stick bull riding – along with other non-championship events such as the boot scramble and egg spoon race.
“There’s a ton of different events for the kids to participate in,” Moon said. “We are excited for them to come out and have some fun.”
Participants also will have the opportunity to win tack and buckles in championship categories.
“We had some tack donated to us,” Moon said. “Therefore, we are giving away bridles, halters and cinches. We also contacted Red Bluff Buckle company in New Mexico and purchased six buckles that will be used for event championship buckles and an all-round buckle which we will award to the kids.”
Moon, a past cowboy and rodeo clown of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Associations (PRCA), has joined with Ivan Williams and Cowboy Evangelist and Rodeo Announcer Caleb Edwards for the event.
“We want to reach out to the kids with a gospel message but at the same time we are trying to reach out with western heritage – these are the future kids of the rodeo world,” Moon said. “Being an avid rodeo fan and working many years in the pro circuit, I continue to support rodeo and always reach out to the kids to support rodeo.”
Moon said he wants to thank the supporters, including the Post Stampede Rodeo Board and County Judge Lee Norman. He said he is grateful for the positive feedback the event has received thus far.
“It’s a great honor to have the rodeo board approve letting us use the arena,” Moon said. “County Judge Norman and several others in the community have also shown their support which we are grateful for.”
Registration will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 6.
Contestants also will have a chance to register the day of the event, Nov. 7, up until 9:30 a.m. Entry is free for contestants and for audience members.
“We are not charging any entry fees like rodeo does,” Moon said, adding he encourages the community to come support the contestants, and he hopes that there will be more events in the near future.
“Come out and support the kids of Post, Texas, and urge them on,” Moon said. “We want to be able to do this often for them. Hopefully, there are more years to come.”
Questions regarding the event should be directed to Ronald Moon at 806-278-0118.