Tri-State Rodeo looking for staff volunteers

The Tri-State Rodeo Committee is looking for volunteers to help with this year's events and it could result in a charitable donation for your group. Photo courtesy of Tri-State Rodeo.

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR

FORT MADISON – The Tri-State Rodeo committee is looking for volunteers to help with ticket taking, ushering, and security this year. And a little time volunteered may be worth money to your favorite charity.

The ticket-taking and ushering during the rodeo performances in year’s past have been handled by the Denmark Ball Association, but that group stepped back this year due to numbers.

Tri-State Rodeo Chairman Josh Denning said the group has been invaluable to the rodeo.

“They’re still involved and we just want to give a big thanks to the Denmark Ball Association for the past 25 years they’ve been involved with the rodeo,” Denning said.

He said volunteers are needed Wednesday through Saturday at different times for ushering, ticket-taking, and security.

“It all depends on the job they would be doing, but ushers typically work 6 p.m to 9 p.m., ticket-takers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and security could be at different times throughout the day,” he said.

“Just give us a call and let us know where you can help and then we’ll reach back out to you closer to rodeo and get you the information you need and the appropriate instruction.”

Denning also said the Tri-State Rodeo committee would make a charitable donation to groups of more than 10 that volunteer to help.

“If we get a group of more than 10, we would provide a donation to the charity of their choice. Whether that’s Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, or even a business or industry that wants to provide a group we would make a donation on their behalf depending on the hours they put in,” he said.

The committee would prefer anyone volunteering to do security be over the age of 21, but the other positions could be high school age or above.

Anyone wishing to volunteer can either call the ticket office at 372-2550 or contact Security Chairman Chad Hocker at 309-252-2970.

This year’s rodeo kicks off with pre-rodeo events on Saturday, Sept. 2 and runs through Saturday, Sept. 9.  A complete list of activities and events is provided below.

In addition to the action-packed Wednesday through Saturday rodeo events, musical Entertainment this year includes country music acts Cody Johnson on Thursday and Jon Pardi on Saturday, with 90’s chart topper SmashMouth on Friday night.

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Fareway

  • 6:30 a.m.~10:00 a.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds

Tri-State Special Kids’ Rodeo sponsored by the Tri-State Rodeo

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena
  • Special Kids’ Rodeo is a totally free event for all participants, their families, and spectators. For more information and the official poster click here
  • For more information and to download an entry form, click here

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

Chili Supper Sponsored by Fareway

  • 5:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds

Monday, Sept. 4, 2017

Lil’ Spurs Rodeo

Pork Dinner Sponsored by Hy-Vee

  • 5:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds
  • Dinner includes sandwich, baked beans and chips

Lil Miss Rodeo: All Around Cowboy

  • 6:30 p.m
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds
  • Open to children 5 to 7 years of age
  • Register Here

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

Pee Wee Barrel Races

  • 5:30 p.m
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds
  • Open to children under 12 years of age, ponies under 56 inches, Register Here

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

Tri-State Rodeo Competition CINCH SHOOTOUT

  • 7:00 p.m
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena

Coors Party Pavilion Performance – Rough Ryders

  • Following the CINCH shootout
  • Coors Party Pavilion

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

Tri-State Rodeo Competition – Big County 103.1 Night and Family Night

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena

Cody Johnson

  • Following the Rodeo Performance
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena

Coors Party Pavilion Performance

  • Music performed by the Rough Ryders following the following the Cody Johnson performance on the main stage
  • Coors Party Pavilion

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tri-State Rodeo 26th Annual Golf Tournament

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration / 9:00 a.m. tee off
  • Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course

Schools Out Roundup

  • 12:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds
  • Open to grades K-12
  • Buses will be available from Richardson and Lincoln schools to pick up kids leaving at 11:45 returning at 2:15 pm.

Tri-State Rodeo Competition and Tough Enough to Wear Pink 101.7 The Bull Night

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena

Smash Mouth

  • Following the Rodeo Performance
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena

Coors Party Pavilion Performance

  • Music performed by the Rough Ryders following the following the Smash Mouth performance on the main stage
  • Coors Party Pavilion

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Grand Rodeo Parade – Kids, Clowns, and Cowboys

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Travels down Avenue G in downtown Fort Madison
  • To download registration forms, click here

Tri-State Rodeo Competition

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena

Jon Pardi

  • Following the Rodeo Performance
  • Tri-State Rodeo Grounds, C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena

Coors Party Pavilion Performance

  • Music performed by the Rough Ryders following the Jon Pardi performance on the main stage
  • Coors Party Pavilion

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