Jim Bowie Days Rodeo wrapping up Saturday

Jim Bowie rodeo

BOWIE, Texas (TNN) - The Jim Bowie Days Rodeo is currently in its 54th year.

Even though city officials and residents weren’t sure if it was going to happen this year, they didn’t give up hope and never stopped planning for it.

Between COVID-19 and recovering from a tornado that devastated Bowie last month, the rodeo is finally something positive that’s taking place in the community.

However, they are still taking the safety of volunteers, vendors, participants and patrons extremely seriously by making sure there are sanitation stations, workers are wearing mask and gloves and by marking off bleachers so people can practice social distancing.

The Jim Bowie Days Rodeo started June 20 and will go through June 27, with adults and children competing in events like bull riding, barrel racing and “mutton bustin.”

All proceeds from the Jim Bowie Days Rodeo will go towards scholarships for the students participating in this year’s events.

For more information on the Jim Bowie Days Rodeo and all its events, click here.

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