HOT SUMMER RODEO TIME

Last weekend the Hennessey Rodeo packed the arena with cowboys and cowgirls of all sizes and ages on Friday and Saturday nights. The festivities kicked off with the mutton busting where youngsters tried their skills at riding a bucking bronc, well, actually a sheep. The full rodeo schedule followed and went well into the night both Friday and Saturday nights. The events included Ranch Bronc, Tie-down Roping, Breakaway Toping, Steer Wrestling, Open Barrels, Jr. Barrels, Team Roping, and Bull Riding.  Additional events included wild cow milking, greased pig, and calf scramble.  

The temperatures were in the 90s, but that didn’t discourage the hundreds of attendees and spectators at the annual event put on by the Hennessey Round up Club. The concession stand was operated by the Hennessey Lions Club. This is the second year that the organization has run the food concession as a fundraiser. 

Saturday night served up something a little different. The dance, normally held in the Cow Palace was moved to W. Oklahoma Street because there was no electricity in the building. The Dance under the Stars featured Richard Clift Jr. opening the show, then at about 9 PM, he was followed by the Zach Crow Band.  Photos by Shelby with Draggin SH Co.