76th ANNUAL AMERICAN LEGION POST # 51 RODEO
- JUNE 24, 2012 - 2 PM
KESSLER CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO STOCK

THIS IS THE LARGEST ONE-DAY RODEO IN MONTANA. THE ORIGINAL AMERICAN LEGION RODEO WAS STARTED IN AUGUSTA IN 1936 BY THE WWI VETERANS AND CITIZENS OF THE COMMUNITY. GATES FROM THE GREAT NORTHERN AND SNOW FENCE MADE UP THE ARENA THEN.

TICKETS FOR THE RODEO ARE ON SALE AT LOCAL BUSINESSES - BUCKHORN BAR, WESTERN BAR, AUGUSTA SERVICE STATION, LAZY B BAR. RESERVED SEATS ARE $15.00 AND GENERAL ADMISSION IS $12.00 FOR ADULTS, $5.00 FOR CHILDREN.

THE (ALMOST 100 PAGES) RODEO PROGRAM IS HANDED OUT AT THE ENTRANCE GATE TO ALL WHO ATTEND THE RODEO. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE PROGRAM, IT IS PAID FOR BY THOSE WHO ADVERTISE AND SUPPORT THE RODEO.

THE SLACK EVENT WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AT 5 PM. THERE WILL BE A TEN DOLLAR ADMISSION FEE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN 6-16 WILL BE $5.00.. FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW, THE SLACK IS THE OVERFLOW OF CONTESTANTS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR SUNDAYS RODEO, BUT TIME WILL NOT ALLOW TO HAVE ALL THE CONTESTANTS PARTICIPATE ON SUNDAY, SO THE OVERFLOW PARTICIPATES ON SATURDAY. THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES THAT THE WINNER OF THE EVENT COMES FROM THE SLACK.