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Boots and Roots Rodeo set for April 28 and 29

Gates open at 6 p.m. and the rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m.Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29

Rodeo arena located at 2841 Ash Crossing Road east of Donalsonville

It’s Rodeo time in Seminole County, so shine up your boots and get ready to kick up some dust and experience a professional rodeo right here at home this Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29. The Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Boots & Roots Rodeo will be held again this year on property within Seminole County’s Industrial Park East, located just east of Donalsonville’s Friendship Cemetery at 2841 Ash Crossing Road.

Gates open at 6 p.m. both nights and the rodeo begins at 7:30.

Advance ticket prices are $12 for ages 13 and over, and $8 for ages six to twelve. Children five and under will be admitted at no charge.  If you wait and purchase tickets at the gate the ticket price for adults will be $15 and $10 for children six to twelve.

Attendees will be given an armband once they are admitted into the area and the armband must be worn at all times during the rodeo event. Any attendee not wearing an armband will be removed from the arena.

Tickets are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce, Donalsonville News, First Port City Bank and Lake Seminole Outdoors.

Cowboys and cowgirls will compete in eight of the rodeo world’s most action packed events which include bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, cowgirls break away roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, cowgirls barrel racing, and the ever exciting bull riding. 

There will be plenty of pre-game rodeo activities for the whole family, with food and drink concessions and novelties available.

There is still time to sign up and join the rodeo’s sponsorship team. 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 will be donated to the youth organizations of the community.

Businesses and individuals are invited to become a sponsor at the following levels: Gold Partner – $2,500; Silver Partner – $1,500; Event Partner – $750; Chute Gate Partner – $500; Arena Banner Partner – $400; Bleacher Banner Partner – $300, and Friends of the Rodeo -$100.

As of press time this week the following businesses and individuals have signed up to be a Rodeo partner: SunSouth LLC, Lewis M. Carter Manufacturing, City of Donalsonville, Action GM, First Port City Bank (Petting Zoo), Clover Leaf Gin, Five Star Credit Union, Double H Farms, Ace Hardware, Cornerstone Design and Fabrication, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, Donalsonville Hospital, Spring Creek Park Resort, Georgia Power, Kinetic by Windstream, Total Petroleum LLC, Mims Farms, Mainstreet Family Care, 3RT Farms DFP AG, Seminole County Farm Bureau, Georgia Pacific, Donalsonville Lions Club, Evans-Skipper Funeral Home, King Properties, Cotton Patch Farms, Roberts Pharmacy, Georgia Community Bank, Billy Grantham, Buck and Vicky Goodwin, Cook & Associates, PeoplesSouth Bank, Ameris Bank, Broome Interiors, Palmer Insurance, Betty Orange, Donalsonville News, Shingler & McMillan, LLC, Chris and Blair Thompson, Riverside Vet Clinic, Walther Farms, Sheila Williams, Seminole Hydraulics, Donalsonville Downtown Development Authority, Trails End Resort and Marina, 18 Wheels Diesel Repair, First State Bank, Burke Worsham & Harrell, Franklin Spring Creek Ford,  Seminole Livestock Exchange, Elward Mathews, Sarah H. Avery, Jonathan Buczek, New Hope Worship Center, Piggly Wiggly  and The American.

For additional information or to sign up as a vendor or sponsor contact Kadie Matthews or Sarah Avery at the chamber at 229-524-2588.

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