Allemand to call rodeo action

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, May 21, 2009

A great rodeo starts with a great announcer, and the 2009 Pike County Cattlemen’s Association Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo this weekend jump starts with one of the best announcers around, said B.B. Palmer, Cattlemen publicity chair.

“The announcer keeps the fans informed, interested and involved in the action,” Palmer said. “He keeps things moving, and that’s important for the fans and the contestants. The announcer is a big part of the rodeo action and Clint Allemand is one of the best.”

Allemand is a former competitor of the PCA and now enjoys commentating rodeo action to the rodeo fans of the PCA.

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“Clint had the honor and privilege to announce the 2008 PCA Finals in Philadelphia, Miss. this past January,” Palmer said. “He continues to look forward to the 2009 season.”

Allemand and his wife, Kristine, are from Schriver, La., where she is the music director of the rodeo.

They travel to rodeos across the Southeast with their two daughters, who are also PCA cardholders.

“We are fortunate to have an announcer the caliber of Clint Allemand at our rodeo,” Palmer said.

“Along with David ‘Slim’ Weeks, who is one of the most entertaining rodeo clowns around, and Dick and Lois Cory, the trick and fancy roping ‘Roping Corys,’ we’ve got a great supporting lineup of stars. And, the arena will feature some of the best cowboys and cowgirls east of the Mississippi River. We can promise an action-packed, fun-filled rodeo from start to finish.”

“The weather won’t be a factor so we encourage everyone to come out to Cattleman Park and enjoy the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association PCA Rodeo. “

“It’s family fun at it’s best and a great way to spend Memorial Day weekend right here at home.”

Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23, and the rodeo chutes open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate.

Children 11 and under are admitted free.