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44th Annual Roundup Weekend July 11th & 12th
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 • Posted July 9, 2008

Thursday July 10th

County Roping 7:00 p.m.

Books open @ 5:30 Close @ 6:30

Friday July 11th

4th Annual 4D Mason Open Barrel Race

Youth 4D with $350 added Sponsored by Ranchland Western Wear OPEN 4D with $2000 added Exhibitions 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Saturday July 12th

Arts & Crafts Show

This annual event has become the centerpiece of Roundup, and even more so during this Sesquicentennial year. Come down to the tree-shaded courthouse square and enjoy a full day of food, games, art, crafts and lots of visiting. There is no admission, and musical entertainers will be performing throughout the day.

Be sure to take your time this year, as many of the booths will be featuring items especially designed in celebration of Mason County's 150th anniversary.

Billy Bingo

Never have so many people waited so eagerly for one goat have a full stomach! If you haven't already purchased your squares, contact Barbara at the FSA office and get them now!

Then, on Saturday, be on the west side of the square to watch with everyone else as one billy goat drops some cash!

Car Show

Antique and classic vehicles will be on display at the 6th Annual Mason Open Car Show, Saturday, July 12 at Heritage Park from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. Admission is free for spectators and participants. Your hosts for this event are Rick Smith and Jim Boies. For more information please call Rick at 347-0202 or Jim at 347-5443.

Roundup Parade

The Sesquicentennial Parade will be held on Saturday, July 12th at 10 a.m. and immediately followed by the Great American Jackass Race. The parade will make its’ way around Mason’s Courthouse Square only one time this year due to time constraints. However, the parade will move slowly and there will be more floats this year in celebration of the Sesquicentennial. There is no entry fee and entry forms can be picked up at the Mason Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the parade. All participants MUST turn in an entry form by 12 noon on Friday, July 11th.

Don’t miss this historic parade with many beautiful floats, costumes, antique cars, animals, and kids - all paying tribute to 150 years of Mason County! Following the burro race be sure to look for several of the floats parked around town. This will provide an opportunity for you to take a closer look at the floats and have your picture made for your family scrapbook.

Donkey Race

The Great American Jackass Race is Saturday, July 12th during Mason’s Roundup Rodeo Weekend. The race immediately follows the Sesquicentennial Parade that begins at 10 am. After the parade makes a single pass around the Courthouse Square, the burros will begin the race with a shotgun start. Riders, carts, and maybe even a few run-away donkeys will make one lap around the Square. Look out! And stay out of the roadway until the end of the race.

Cash prizes have been increased due to the kind donations of Blue Mountain Peak Ranch, Capital Farm Credit, Commercial Bank, Country Home Health, Dr. Glenn Ruthven, First State Bank, Mason County Feeders, Mason National Bank, and 2007 winner - Charlie Gravell. The 1st place winner receives $500, 2nd place wins $150, 3rd place wins $75, and “Best Dressed Burro” wins $75. Burro race entry forms are available at the Mason Chamber of Commerce, producer of the race. The entry fee is $25 and owners must enter genuine burros. No mules, horses, hybrids, or Mammoth Jacks are allowed. You may ride, lead, or drive your burro via cart to the finish line. So join us for the race to see who has the best Great American Jackass of 2008!

Ranch Rodeo 7:00 p.m.

Rodeo activities sponsored by Lubke’s Cars & Trucks

Presentation of the Queen following Grand Entry Final top 10 county team roping Mason Rodeo Association Members only Women’s Barrel Race Rodeo

Admission for Ranch Rodeo, Adults $7.00, Kids 7-12 $4.00, 6 & under FREE

Producer: Triple R Rodeo Calf Scramble for Ages 12 & under

Dance @ 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. with Josh Peek

Dance $10 6 & under FREE

Advance tickets @ all Mason area banks & Mason County Chamber of Commerce $1.00 off Ranch Rodeo $2.00 off Dance

10% of the Mason Rodeo Association's net profits will go to the Mason Ministerial Alliance Food Bank.

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