Pike County Cattlemen’s 2013 PCA Rodeo huge success
Published 11:00 pm Monday, August 26, 2013
With an attendance of more than 4,500, the Pike County Cattlemen’s 2013 PCA Rodeo was not just a success. It was a huge success.
Ed Whatley, Cattlemen executive director, said the weekend rodeo charted record numbers in all areas.
“We did some different things this year they really paid off for us,” Whatley said. “Our stock contractor produced a good rodeo and we had outstanding professional cowboys and cowgirls competing. Family Night on Friday with additional activities for the kids. And, of course, the after-rodeo concerts were great additions. All in all, it was a huge rodeo weekend.”
Whatley said 21 vendors participated and all were pleased with the overflow crowds.
“People bought the vendors’ merchandise and rode their rides,” he said. “The concessions sold by the Cattlemen and Cattlewomen were up over 10 percent from last year and that was really good.
“And the number and dollar value of the sponsorship was very strong this year. We owe a debt of gratitude to our sponsors and to all of those who came out and supported the 2013 Pike County Cattlemen’s PCA Rodeo.”
The Down Home Boys country music band was in concert after Friday night’s rodeo and country music star Jamey Johnson performed Saturday night.
“We were very fortunate to have a singer/songwriter like Jamey Johnson in concert,” Whatley said. “He is an outstanding performer and a outstanding young man.”
Johnson was welcomed to Pike County in a big way.
Pike County Judge Wes Allen presented a proclamation designating Aug. 24, 2013 as Jamey Johnson Day in Pike County.
State Rep. Alan Boothe presented Johnson with a resolution from the House of Representatives commending him for outstanding achievement in the world of music.