High School Rodeo returns to Chickasha

by Marylin Butorac, community correspondent
 High school rodeo is returning to Chickasha this spring with the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association prelims and finals! The Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association is an organization dedicated to the development of sportsmanship, horsemanship and character in the youth of our state through the sport of rodeo. Students participating earned almost $30,000 in scholarships last year.
 The third of four qualifying shows will be held at the beautiful, climate controlled Grady County Fairgrounds Event Center on April 16th – 18th. Admission is free and there will be a few vendors for shopping as well as food options from concessions and trucks. For a complete schedule, check the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association Facebook page a few days before the event.
 Friday night’s Jackpots include XN Barrel Racing and Goat Tying with Calf Roping following the rodeo on Saturday. Jackpots may change at the producer’s discretion so please watch Facebook for the most current updates. Saturday begins with Cutting at 8 am at the Branum’s Barn in Marlow. The high school rodeo will start at the Grady County Fairgrounds approximately one hour later at 11:30 am.
 Kelli Harlow became involved as a parent when her children were participating and stayed on as secretary for the past 11 years. She is proud to be part of an organization that helps children develop into adults who are responsible, goal oriented and happy individuals. Harlow hopes many people will come out to enjoy the spring weather with friends and family and help cheer on our high school rodeo athletes.
 Chickasha will be hosting the OHSRA State Finals at the Grady County Fairgrounds June 2nd – 7th.