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Annual Round-up July 9th & 10th
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 • Posted June 23, 2010

Round-Up Rodeo Weekend is just around the corner and that seems to be the focus at the Chamber this month. We have been helping put together the festivities while organizing our own event, The Great American Jackass Race.

On July 10th, immediately following the parade, (which starts at 10am) the race will begin to see who the Great American Jackass winner will be. The 1st place winner will receive $750! This year we will also have a very special contestant. The Chamber is having The Best Jack (or Jackette) In Town contest to see who will have the great honor of dressing up in donkey gear and entering the race themselves on foot. The person who receives this honor is the one that receives the most pledges from their friends and family. There are already campaigns going on within the community on Facebook. So far the contest is between Mayor Brent Hinckley, Howard Grosse, T.J. Davis and a Mystery Man. If you come by the Chamber office I will let you know who the Mystery Man is and show you what the Best Jack in Town will be wearing! Anyone can be in the running! Contact me if you would like more details or want to pledge for your favorite Jack (or Jackette) In Town. The monies received for the contest will be used to promote the local community.

Remember to tell all your friends and family to come to Mason July, 8th – 11th. We have all sorts of events going on that weekend. Don’t miss the County Team Roping on the 8th. The 6th Annual Mason Barrel Race followed by the Reckless Kelly Concert at the Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse on the 9th. The 46th annual Mason County Parade will begin at 10 a.m. immediately followed by the Great American Jackass Race. There will be arts and crafts vendors, food, live entertainment, Billy Bingo Contest, Car Shows and as always, shopping and dining on the Historic Downtown Square. Don’t forget to attend the Open Rodeo event produced by Lester Meier on July 10th starting at 7:30pm followed by Jake Hooker and the Outsiders. Tickets will be available at all the Mason area banks and the Chamber office soon.

The Chamber has ordered new t-shirts for Round-Up Rodeo weekend. We will have them for sale for only $10.00 at our Round-Up booth on the Mason Courthouse Square. We will also have Mason County wickless soy candles for $7.50 and donkey ears to amp up the Jackass Race celebration for only $1.00. Come by and see us!

Don’t worry about finding a place for all of your friends and family to sleep during Round-Up Rodeo Weekend. We have over 43 lodging facilities in the area. Visit our lodging button at or call me at the Chamber at 325-347-5758 for a list of lodging facilities.

I hope that everyone is having a great week and enjoying their summer!

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