Two Coarsegold residents are hoping to win titles in the Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty, Lauryn Martin running for queen and Grace Nelson running for princess.
Other contestants for rodeo royalty are, Analise Wall of Mariposa (for queen), Ashley Sedgwick of Snelling and Bernadette Wall of Mariposa (for princess), and Shelby Popejoy of Madera and Lily Rumfelt of Mariposa (for junior princess).
These young ladies will be volunteering at various events as well as attending practices and workshops to help hone their skills. Along with being at the fair and in the parade the contestants will be making appearances at the BBOS Monsters of Mariposa (Aug. 6) Bull Riding at the Fairgrounds, and at the Mariposa County Fair Saddle Mount and Gymkhana Show at the Fairgrounds on Aug. 20.
They will all compete in Horsemanship Elements, 8 a.m., Aug. 13, at the Gold Bowl Arena, and a sponsor appreciation dinner will be held later that evening. This event is free to the public and there will be limited number of dinner tickets available for advance purchase at $20 per person.
Also, as part of their duties, these girls are selling raffle tickets for $1 each for a chance at a $500 Visa card (sponsored by Sierra Telephone), which will be given away on Sept. 4 at the rodeo.
Rodeo tickets can be purchased from the contestants at $10 per person and they are marketing advertising in the rodeo royalty memory book that will be given away at the rodeo.
The Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Competition is administrated by the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation (FOF).
Details: www.mariposafof.com or for information on the rodeo royalty, Carol at (209) 966- 8150, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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