The Trailer Country/Central Arkansas Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) will hold its eighth annual rodeo at 6 p.m. on March 25 and 26 at the Two Bar Two Arena on CrossRoads Cowboy Church grounds in El Paso.
Dale Hancock, Central Arkansas PRCA rodeo group committee member and rodeo announcer, said all proceeds will go to the Wounded Warriors of Arkansas.
When they first started with the rodeos years ago, Hancock said the Marine Corps League of Arkansas helped them a lot.
"We feel like we couldn’t give it to a better cause than Wounded Warriors," he said.
As to the rodeo, Hancock said they will have professional cowboys and cowgirls come from all over to attend the PRCA-approved event.
"You never know from one year to the next," he said. "They come from several different states around the country. It’s what they do for a living."
The night’s events will begin with the mutton bustin’ for ages 8 and under.
"We only take 15 each night," he said. "They sign up when they get there."
He said the winners from both nights will compete during the rodeo performance Saturday night and the champion will receive a buckle.
The Mini Bareback World Championship will take place at 11 a.m. and will help the riders quality for the Youth NFR Finals in Las Vegas this year, according to a news release.
There will also be a boot scramble and calf scramble for kids both nights. Buckles will be received as awards.
Hancock said people are really excited about the rodeo and last year they had standing room only.
"It’s a really good rodeo," he said. "[It’s] great family entertainment."
Hancock said there’s not a lot of activities and events suited for the whole family, but the rodeo has something interesting for all ages, which is why he thinks they have a lot of people that come out.
"That’s kind of what makes it work," he said.
Andrews Rodeo Company from Texas will be providing the stock, Hancock said.
He said they also have a really good clown, Gizmo McCracken, who has traveled all over.
"He does an excellent job," Hancock said.
Tickets for the event are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for 6 and under. There will be seating on bleachers, but guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs as well.
Hancock added there would be an Easter service on Sunday morning at the Two Bar Two Area and CrossRoads Cowboy Church that is open to everyone.