The Oldest Continuous Rodeo has come and gone again and it was once again absolutely spectacular! Despite a little rain and some mild hale that is. Nevertheless, the hard working rodeo committee should be commended, they never missed a beat. From showing hospitality at the VIP tent to an awesome specialty act performance during the rodeo, kept fans at the edge of their seats. It was just as fun and exciting as always.
The rodeo committee wasn't the only ones pulling duty; the parade committee was amazingly organized. I have been to numerous parades and this one was by far my favorite. I found myself at the end of Main Street lost, but there were so many helpful members directing me to where I needed to be. Thank you very much for all who were part of the coordination of the parade.
During my stay at the rodeo, I had the honor of escorting the Tonto National Fire Service and Smokey Bear into the arena for their introduction before every rodeo performance. I would like to thank Gary Roberts for giving me the opportunity to carry the Forest Service flag on horseback during each introduction; it was an honor as well as my pleasure.
I also had the opportunity to really get to know some of the fire rangers who risk their lives on a regular basis to fight wildfires. They are extraordinary and should be commended for their courage.
Throughout all of the events during that weekend, Sunday's Cowboy Church service with Coy Huffman, left an everlasting impact on me. I'd like to thank him for his inspirational message and I look forward to meeting up with him again somewhere down the road.
As the Honeycutts gathered and loaded up their beautiful livestock, and the rodeo clean-up crew ... well, cleaned up. A smile came to my face as yet another year at the Oldest Continuous Rodeo came to an end.
Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo Queen