Mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21 and make plans to attend the Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of
Commerce Boots and Roots Rodeo at the Chris Thomas Arena on Highway 84 east in Donalsonville.
The chamber’s mission in annually staging a quality rodeo event in Seminole County has three objectives: to provide a first class family-oriented event for the enjoyment of the citizens of Seminole County, to salute Seminole County farmers and agri-businesses and to operate as an annual fund-raising vehicle. Profits from each year’s two-day rodeo event finance future community projects of the chamber and a percentage of the profits are donated to the youth of this community – the Seminole County Green Machine Band, the 4-H, the FFA, local Scouts, the Friendship House, and a Seminole County agricultural scholarship for Seminole County High School Seniors.
The third objective goal and the amount of funds available for disbursement of the rodeo profits depends on members of the community buying sponsorships, along with ticket and vendor sales at the event. $30,000 must be raised each year from sponsorships to reach the break even point. The cost to secure the services of the rodeo company is $22,500 and it takes approximately $7,500 to market and stage the event.
2020 rodeo sponsors as of Wednesday, February 26 include LMC Manufacturing, SunSouth, LLC, Five Star Credit Union, Action GM, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, Ace Hardware, The Surprise Store, Donalsonville Hospital, First Port City Bank, Bush Retirement, Dr. Ryan Shingler, PeoplesSouth Bank, Donalsonville Lions Club, Cornerstone Fabrication & Design, The Bait Shop & More at Trails End, Ameris Bank, Burke, Worsham, & Harrell, Donalsonville Church of God, Signs & Stuff, Georgia Power, Mims Farms, Baldwin Attorney at Law, Georgia Pacific, Cook & Associates Edward Jones Investments, AFG Feed, Jo’s Family Restaurant, Walther Farms, Justin Gravlee, Sarah Avery, Realtor, Seminole County Family Connection, F-R-M, The Lenz Family Honeybee Boutique, Southern Wind Ranch, Leon’s Cleaners, Coachman & Blanks, Pugh’s Personal Care Home, and Stones Home Centers
For details on joining the rodeo’s sponsorship team call the chamber at 229-524-2588.