Tags to help yield ‘bumper’ crop

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 26, 2001

Features Editor

If the front bumper of your vehicle looks a bit bare, the Pike County Cattlemen have just what you need to give it a little pizzazz.

The Cattlemen have designed a tag that is guaranteed to spruce up any vehicle and turn a few heads – and that’s no bull.

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The bright red tag with a steer stenciled in white is a fund raiser for the Cattlemen and one can be yours for a mere $5 donation, said B.B. Palmer, publicity chairman for the Cattlemen’s Association.

The eye-catching tag was designed by Palmer and Jim English of Trojan Graphics and is a fund raising project in support of Cattleman Park and Convention and Exposition Center.

"We are proud of our newly dedicated Cattleman Park and we believe the community shares our pride in this facility," Palmer said. "We are fortunate to have a facility of this kind in our county and we have made a large dent in paying for it. But, we still owe money and we’ve planned several projects to help raise the needed money. The automobile tags are one way that we can raise money and support and promote the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association at the same time."

Palmer said the convention center is available for use by the community for a very reasonable fee.

"We want it to be used and we have set the rental fee so that it is affordable," he said. "This is a facility for our community and it can be used for many purposes."

Since the ribbon cutting ceremony for the park and convention center in May, the facility has been used for a crusade, family reunions and business and organization meetings.

"The Cattlemen’s Association has plans for a high school rodeo and a bull riding competition, in addition to our annual Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo Memorial Day weekend," Palmer said. "We expect the facility to be used for many events and activities and we look forward to the entertainment opportunities that will be held there. So, anyone who would like to support our fund raising efforts is asked to show their support by buying one of our tags. We will greatly appreciate it."

The tags are available at WTBF-Radio on the square in Troy and from the following Cattlemen: Jerry Vinson, James O. Johnson, B.B. Palmer, Ronnie Morgan, Dick Barnett, Terry Messick, Jeffrey Barron, Malcolm Bundrick, Don Renfroe and Jesse Dorrill.

For information or to rent the facility call Mike Griffin, president of the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association, at 566-5262.