Ropin’ & ridin’

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Michelle's-blog-222Get out your 10-gallon hat and dust off those cowboy boots, because it’s time once again for the 67th annual Indiantown Rodeo to ride into town, Oct. 17-18 at Timers-Powers Park in Indiantown.

The Rodeo features all the traditional favorites, including bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronco riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

Ronald McDonald will even be on hand for the fun, and will host dinner and a show at 6:30 p.m. on both nights.

“Seven competitive events will give out a purse of $28,000 throughout the course of the weekend,” said David Powers, vice chair of the Enterprise Zone Agency. “We draw the top competitors from around the world.”

The family-friendly event not only bolsters revenue for the town, but shines a light on the community.

“The Rodeo brought over $200K in economic dollars for Indiantown in 2013,” Powers said. “We have a great community here that not many are aware of and this event allows us a great reason to invite folks from around the country to visit Indiantown.”

Powers urges everyone to come out for the fun; this will be the last year the event will be held uncovered.

“You do not want to miss the 68th year of the Indiantown Rodeo, which will hold its final event under the stars,” said Powers. “The 69th rodeo will be under a new covered arena paid for by the MCBOCC. The county is investing $2.2 million to cover this park so we can utilize the arena all year round.”

The annual rodeo is presented in affiliation with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA).

Tickets are on sale at all Seacoast National Bank locations in Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, and Okeechobee counties and are $10 for a one-day pass. Tickets will be available at the gate for $15 for a one-day pass.

For more information about 2014 Indiantown Rodeo, including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit www.indiantownrodeo.com or call (772) 597-2184. There’s also an app for that –download the iTown app released for both Android and iPhone.

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