First-time ATV Rodeo to hit local arena Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Proceeds benefit Cassville FFA members

The Cassville High School FFA Booster Club and Southern Missouri ATV will be hosting the first-ever ATV Rodeo featuring an ATV-MX-UTV Barrel Race, at the Bill Hailey Arena in Cassville on Oct. 21. at 2 p.m.

Similar to barrel racing, but with ATV's instead of horses, the motorized rodeo is sure to entertain guests.

"It is a first-time event for this area," said Jennifer Privett, organizer and Cassville FFA Booster Club member. "We want everyone to be aware of it and come out because it's new and is for all ages."

General admission is $5 at the event, and concessions including hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork will be available.

Proceeds benefit CHS FFA members, and will help them with club expenses throughout the year.

"We help pay for things such as a meal when the kids go to events like national convention," Privett said. "That way, they can all have a nice, sit-down meal together. Or, if there's a member who can't pay for their FFA jackets, we'll help with that, or with camp. And, at end of the year, we hand out scholarships to seniors."

The event is open to the public and anyone who would like to try their luck at winning.

"Anyone locally is welcome to compete," Privett said.

Competitors can sign in and register the day of the event, and will have the opportunity to practice before the event. Gates open at noon. Entry fees are $20 per event.

Competitors can sign up in the following classes: Pee wee class, ages 0-8; kids class, ages 9 to 12; teen class, ages 13-15; and adult class, ages 13 and above.

Categories include: Dirt bike class, utility class, utv class, powder puff class, stock class, 2-stroke class, 400 and under 4-stroke, 401 and up 4-stroke and outlaw class.

Trophies will be awarded for the pee wee, kids and teen classes.

Prizes for other age groups will be a percentage of entry fee, with a 70 percent payback per class.

The event is also open for craft or direct sale vendors to display goods, for a fee of $25.

For more information, people may call Privett at 417-847-6736.

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