Rodeo Parade begins at 1 p.m. today

Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 03:26 PM.

He gave an update on the rodeo circuit, saying the rules had changed as far as how many rodeos count towards the national competition.

“It use to be that you could go to as many rodeos you wanted to and it would count towards the nationals,” said Lawry. “Now they’ve limited it to 85 rodeos so the participants have been a little more selective of where they ride.”

The rodeo will start at 7:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 Thursday through Saturday at Memorial Field.

Bonifay Kiwanis President-Elect Sandy Spear provided some of the latest news at the Bonifay Kiwanis Club’s Sept. 18 meeting.

“We are just so excited about what this year has to offer,” said Spear. “We now have tickets available online and we’ve just sold our first tickets online. We’re also offering for the first time ever VIP tickets.”

She said that with the VIP tickets the ticket holders get preferred parking behind the concession stands, a commemorative cushion with specialized seating at the bull gates, someone to run to and from the concession stands for food and beverages and a back arena pass allowing visitors to meet the riders and take pictures with barrel men, clowns, etc.

“We’re limiting it to 100 VIP tickets per night,” said Spear. “This really gives them a chance to feel like VIPs. This idea was brought to us by our new stock contractor.”

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