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By Krista Lucas

Rodeo was alive and well in north Texas the weekend of May 29-30, 2020. There has been enough coverage of events being postponed or canceled, but in the small town of Montague, Texas, the first ever Montague Rodeo carried on as planned.

The open rodeo held at the Montague County Cowboy Church arena had a great turn out of fans and contestants alike. Everyone was welcomed with open arms, no masks required. Cowboys, cowgirls and spectators were all ready to get out and about to enjoy rodeo action in the near perfect weather.

Big L Rodeo Company produced the rodeo, with two nightly performances starting at 7:30 p. m. Dale Lyons is well known for putting on rodeos across Texas and Oklahoma with rodeo events including ranch bronc riding, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, team roping, junior and senior barrel racing, double mugging and bull riding. Individuals from MCCC like Tami Dobbs, Janice Blahuta and many others put in long hours of work to make this rodeo happen.

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