Press Release August 31, 2010
CHILD WELFARE BOARD PRESENTS RODEO AND GALA
The Montague County Child Welfare Board will hold its annual Rodeo and Gala in September. On September 18th at Daddy Sam’s in Nocona, recording artists and popular Texas band “1100 Springs” will perform in a dinner/concert setting, with a silent and live auction benefiting abused and neglected children of Montague County. According to Gala Chairman Kristal Ferguson, “Funds from this Gala will go a long way in helping foster parents and kids who really need some support at this difficult stage of their lives”. Tickets are $50 each, and proceeds go to provide health, educational, and basic care needs of these kids.
On September 25th and 26th, as a part of the Western Heritage Roundup in Bowie, the “Deep in the Heart of Texas Ranch Rodeo” will be held at the Bowie Rodeo Arena. A fun-filled day of Pokey the Clown Junior Ranch Rodeo, Cowboy Symposium with poets and musical performances, and a Chuckwagon Cookoff are planned for the day. Saturday rodeo competition begins at 6 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM.
David Fenoglio, Rodeo Committee Chairman, noted, “This promises to be the premier western event of the year in Montague County, with a full slate of entertainment for all ages and interests, and helping meet some critical needs for our kids”.
Ranch rodeo teams can call 940-995-7261 or email “firstname.lastname@example.org” to enter a team or sponsor events. Tickets to the Gala can be purchased at the Bowie or Nocona Chambers of Commerce, 940-872-1173 or 940-825-3526 respectively, or by contacting Marty at the Donna Howell-Sickles Studio in Saint Jo, 940-995-9447.
To donate an item for auction, please call Kristal Ferguson at 940-867-6180
Clint Brown, Child Welfare Board Chairman, hoping for a large turnout and generous support for these events, added, “Montague County is experiencing a near-epidemic proportion of children needing help, mainly due to meth abuse in our county. Over 125 children are now in care or under supervision of Child Protective Services. We all need to join forces in showing support from every town in the county to meet this head-on.