Rodeo rides into town Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16

Save money by getting your advance tickets at the chamber of commerce, Donalsonville News, Bush Retirement and Seminole County financial institutions.

Planning is almost over and the fun is set to begin. Finally, Rodeo Days have arrived in Donalsonville. Well, almost. This Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., “Welcome to the Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce  Boots & Roots Rodeo” will be announced in the Chris Thomas Arena and the rodeo will have officially arrived. In addition to the level of competition increasing from year to year this year’s show will feature  the International Professional Rodeo Associations’s All-Around Champion Cowboy Justin Thigpen, Announcer of the Year Matt McGee and Clown of the Year Mike Wentworth.

Advance tickets are now on sale at the chamber, Bush Retirement, Donalsonville News, and all Donalsonville financial institutions. The Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16 event will be held at the Chris Thomas Arena on U.S. Highway 84 east in Donalsonville. Come out and join the festivities as gates open at 5:30 p.m. with rodeo action starting at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The Chamber of Commerce has joined forces again this year with T-T Rodeo Company, out of Waycross and its top ranked stock will soon be in the house and ready to excite and amaze all in attendance with a first class rodeo featuring cowboys and cowgirls competing in eight of the world’s most action packed events. Get ready for bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, cowgirls break away roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, cowgirls barrel racing, and the always exciting bull riding.

Pre-game rodeo activities will be on site for the whole family as well as concessions, novelties and event T-shirts, so bring your entire family and plan to make an evening of it.

A mechanical bull will be on hand for those brave enough to hop on and ride, pony rides and inflatables for the young and the young at heart. Be sure to mark your calendars and come out and enjoy America’s original number one sport of rodeo.

The event is a fund raising vehicle for future community projects of the chamber and a percentage of the profits will be donated to the youth of this community – the Seminole County Green Machine Band, the 4-H, local Scouts, The Friendship House and a Seminole County Agriculture Scholarship.

Sponsors signed on as partners with the chamber in presenting this year’s rodeo are: Gold Level: SunSouth LLC, Action GM, First State Bank and Five Star Credit Union;  Silver Level: Southwest Georgia Farm Credit and Southwest Georgia Oil; Pick-Up Men Level: Ace Hardware; Bullfighter/Clown Barrel Level: First Port City Bank; Event Level: Cornerstone Fabrication, Ameris Bank, Seminole Grill and Clover Leaf Gin and Warehouse; Chute Level: Seminole Electric, PeoplesSouth, New Hope Worship Center, Bush Retirement, Ed’s Place, Ponder Enterprises, Donalsonville Hospital, Dr. Ryan Shingler   and Donalsonville Church of God; Banner Level: APGG, Georgia Power, North American Farms, Specialty Sales, Commercial State Bank, Edward Jones Investments, Seminole Stockyard, Double H. Farms, Grimsley Pharmacy, Mims Farms, Tractor Supply, Burke, Worsham, & Harrell, South Georgia RV, First Baptist Church, Michael J. Rogerson Probate Judge, Worsham Forest Management, Piggly Wiggly, Riverside Vet Clinic, Baldwin Attorney at Law, Spring Creek Park Resort, Georgia Pacific, Fierce Fitness & Sports Training with Jonathan Buczek; Friends Level: Southern Wind Ranch, Seminole County Family Connection, Sarah Avery, Realtor, Jakin Peanut, Whittaker Insurance, Roberts Pharmacy, FRM, Justin Gravlee, Jill’s Corner Bistro, Steve Hicks  and Lawco Prosteam.

For additional information call the Chamber of Commerce at 229-524-2588.

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