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Arlington Jackpot Rodeo kicks off May 11

— The Arlington Jackpot Rodeo kicks off its 66th year May 11 and 12 at Arlington.

Events will begin Saturday, May 11, with the parade through downtown Arlington at 10 a.m. and the queen’s luncheon immediately following the parade at the United Methodist Church Hall, 150 Hemlock St.

Rodeo action begins at 12:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. A cowboy breakfast will be served on Sunday at the Masonic Hall from 7 to 10 a.m.

Arena action will feature the traditional rodeo events, including bull riding and ranch bronc riding. There will be added money each day, except for specialty events. The specialty events will be mutton bustin’, junior and pee wee barrel racing, and a calf scramble.

The 11th annual Kevin Johnson memorial buckle will be awarded to the All-Around cowboy or cowgirl. The cook shack will serve food both days. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. A two-day pass is available for $9 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

Reigning as the Arlington Saddle Club Queen this year is 19-year-old Jessica Carr of Goldendale, Wash. She is the daughter of John and Mary Carr and a graduate of Goldendale High School, where she was the first female wrestler in Goldendale history to make it to the state level to compete.

Carr also kept active with both gaming and showing her horse. She received championship trophies in gaming and sportsmanship.

Queen Jessica extends an invitation to join her for an action-packed weekend at the 66th Annual Arlington Rodeo.

For additional information on the Arlington Jackpot Rodeo, call 541-980-1593 or 541-980-7108. For royalty call 541-384-6251.

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