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24 May 2016   Marty Borgelt
Staffing Volunteers Needed for This Year’s Rodeo

Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc is looking for volunteers to staff our 129th World's Oldest Rodeo® June 28 through July 4, 2016. It takes hundreds of personnel to put on eight rodeo performances, three nights of dancing, and a parade. Volunteers are what started this rodeo back in 1888 and volunteers are what keep it going.

There is something for everyone: grandstand ushers, parking, ticket takers, security, various arena areas, along with two hospitality sections, the mercantile booth, and just generally helping out. Our Happy Hearts for Exceptional Children takes place prior to the first performance and needs help with the mini-rodeo for the kids. The Old Timer's Reunion serves lunch for our honorees who were contestants, spouses, and former rodeo queens from forty or more years ago.

The Rodeo Dance will be held at the BMO Harris parking lot at the corner of Sheldon and Montezuma for three nights, starting June 30 and running through July 2. They need security, gate keepers, ticket sellers, and other helpers.

The Rodeo Parade on Saturday, July 2, needs over fifty volunteers to keep things moving, including people to organize each of the sections, answer questions, patrol the parade route, check-in entries, and various other duties.

This is an opportunity to use that cowboy hat you have stashed in your closet and polish your boots. Be a part of the action at a large and historical event. Meet new people. Learn a new skill. Opportunities are available for groups to contribute their time.

Volunteer applications are available on the World's Oldest Rodeo® website www.worldsoldestrodeo.com under "Forms". Or stop in at our new office in the Mackin Building at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott. For more information, call 928-445-3103.

For those who would like to get a jump on the action, there will be two work days on Saturday May 28 and Saturday June 4, starting at 8:30 a.m. Meet on the north side of the arena and be prepared to help clean up the areas, work on the new pens, install new panels, and get things organized for rodeo.