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Gwen Clayton
07/24/2014 1:25 PM
Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

The Jackson Lions Club will present its first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo September 13 and 14, at the Amador County Fairgrounds.

“We had to dream big,” said rodeo spokesperson Todd Riebe. “The Lions’ motto is ‘We Serve.’ Every year, we raise more than $100,000 and give it all back to the community, yet it is not enough. The needs of our community have grown greater than our club’s capacity to meet them.”

The Lions knew they had to develop something with the potential of being a major fundraising project in years to come. This event is the biggest undertaking the club has had in 30 years.

“We chose a rodeo because, quite frankly, this is rodeo country,”

Riebe added. “The community has been hungry for an event like this for a long time, and the Amador County Fair has been a great partner that understands the potential of this event to really blossom. PRCA is the top of the line, offering the best professional cowboys and stock in the business. The legendary Cotton Rosser and the Flying U Rodeo are the best at what they do.”

The Jackson Lions Rodeo Queen, Camille Sobon, of the Shenandoah Valley, was chosen in May, at Howard Park Horse Arena, in Ione. Camille will bring her first-prize saddle and her court to preside over the rodeo festivities.

In addition to the rodeo, the event will host a Home Expo, featuring a number of businesses and organizations displaying their products and services. On Saturday, the Jackson Lions will have the fairgrounds sparkling with the brilliance of beautifully restored automotive excellence during a multi-acre Classic Car Show. Saturday evening, the Chris Gardner Band will entertain the crowd with their boot-shakin’ country-rock tunes. And, of course, folks won’t go hungry or thirsty, thanks to the menus and drinks provided by local non-profit groups.

Proceeds from the rodeo will benefit numerous community organizations.

The Amador County Fairgrounds is located at 18621 Sherwood Street, in Plymouth. For more information, visit jacksonlionsclub.org/rodeo, call 418-9071 or find them on Facebook, at JacksonLionsPRCARodeo.

Copyright © 2014 Amador Ledger Dispatch
Gwen Clayton
07/25/2014 10:46 AM
The hard copy of today's dispatch listed Carissa Swason as the rodeo queen. She is the queen for the Amador County Fair rodeo, which will be tomorrow night. Camille is our queen for the Jackson Lions.
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