The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


June 24, 2013

Ardmore Police & Reserves Rodeo coming soon


Street dance

The Ardmore rodeo will also include a street dance at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Tennessee Entertainment stage at John Barnes Park. The dance is free to the public and will include food, drinks and live entertainment by The Johnny Collier Band.

A dunking booth will allow participants the opportunity to dunk some of Ardmore’s police officers and reserves.

“Don’t miss your chance for that,” said Mitchell. “Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fun.”

Rodeo queen

The Rodeo Queen Contest is open for ages 1 to 21. The entry fee is $25. Horsemanship is optional at no extra fee.

Contestants will be judged on personality, appearance and poise.

Winners will receive a hat crown, sash and a trophy. First and second runners-up receive a trophy and sash. All others receive a participation trophy. There will be a separate prize for horsemanship.

The deadline to enter is July 17. Judging is on July 20.

Forms can be picked up at Preston’s Western Wear in Athens, Adams Western Wear in Ardmore, Ardmore Police Department and Roy & Rogers in Fayetteville, Tenn., or by emailing


To enter the rodeo event, contact Burgess Rodeo at 256-423-2012 or

Advance tickets are $8 for children ages 6-12 and $10 for ages 13 and up.

Tickets at the gate are $10 for children ages 6-12 and $12 for ages 13 and up. Children under age 5 are admitted free.

“We look forward to having you at the rodeo and hope that you will enjoy the fast-paced action and family atmosphere that the rodeo provides,” said Ardmore Police Chief David Whitt. “Your attendance and support is greatly appreciated. We are working hard to make each year better for you. I want to personally thank everyone involved that has put their time into making the rodeo what it is.”

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