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June 21, 2014

Coronation for Rodeo Ambassador/Jr. Ambassador set for June 28

— Four Ambassador candidates and two Jr. Ambassador candidates are busy selling tickets for the 75th Chickasha Rodeo, June 27 - 28.  The Coronation for winner of the Chickasha Ambassador and Jr. Ambassador title will be during the Saturday night rodeo.

Ambassador contestants (ages 9 - 21) include:  Avery Koehler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Koehler, Tuttle; Esperonza Garcia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerardo Garcia, Ninnekah; Cassie Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Clark, Noble; and Taylor Schultz, daughter of Mike and Donna Schultz and Dana and Tyson Raasch.

Jr. Ambassador contestants (ages 8 - under) include:  Shelbie Caveness, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Caveness, Chickasha; and Tatum Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Rush Springs.

The contestants are qualified riders, some have taken part in 4-H, FFA, and other riding and livestock showmanship activities.  Their hobbies are diversified and include writing books and short stories, singing, helping with farm work, riding 4-wheelers, swimming and enjoy their families and friends.

Prizes going to the Ambassador will be a C-Bar-C three-horse slant trailer, a belt buckle and magnetic trailer buckle, royalty sash and crown from the Chickasha Rodeo Foundation, and gifts from retail merchants.  The Junior Ambassador prizes will be a saddle, saddle pad, a belt buckle, and magnetic trailer buckle, royalty sash and crown from the Chickasha Rodeo Foundation, and gifts from retail merchants.   Other prizes will go to the other candidates.

The public is invited to meet and greet the Ambassador and Jr. Ambassador candidates as well as past Chickasha, County and State queens at the rodeo both nights.

Children ages 10 and under are welcome to participate in a Western Wear Contest in front of the Crazy 8 and Historical Society building on Chickasha Avenue on Saturday the 28th at 3:00 p.m.  All children receive a free ticket to the rodeo as well as meet Oklahoma State University Pistol Pete and the 2014 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess Emily Smith.   The boy and girl winners of the contest will receive a trophy and rodeo tickets for the whole family.

After the children’s contest on Saturday the 28th, is the rodeo parade beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Chickasha Avenue.  Grand Marshall, Senator Ron Justice, will lead the parade.  Riding clubs from around the state and local Chickasha groups are participating in the parade as well as the J bar A Draft Horse Drawn Vehicles, Nashville artist-Byron McKedy, American Indian Motorcycle Group, Salt Creek Casino Float, Rafter D Rodeo Bull on a Trailer, ambassador candidates, Pistol Pete, Miss Oklahoma Princess 2014, past queen candidates and more.  The registration for the parade begins at 3:00 p.m. at the depot on 1st street and Chickasha Avenue.

For information about the Chickasha Rodeo call 405-274-6800 or 405-779-3794.

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