- Rodeo Clown Reunion
The Rodeo Clown Reunion was a huge success in
. The Dodge City
Days Rodeo Committee and so many more sponsors made our stay
there so enjoyable and memorable.
The honorees dressed in their familiar costumes of
the past and donned their individual ‘clown faces’ to
entertain the fans all over Dodge City, including
autographing before each of the five rodeo performances and
helping with the Youthville Rodeo for Exceptional Children,
the Mutton Bustin’, the Boot Scramble and tossing T-shirts
to the fans.
The Rodeo Clown Reunion
Comes To Dodge City
The rodeo clowns of
yesteryear are donning their familiar make-up and garb and
will appear at the Dodge City Days in Dodge City, Kansas,
July 30th through August 3rd,. Approximately fifty retired
rodeo clowns, bullfighters and barrelmen will attend the
annual rodeo and activities in Dodge City, which includes
visiting with fans.
The event not only honors these
hilarious funnymen and cowboy savers from the past, but it
gives the Dodge City Days this group of characters that will
participate during the rodeo as well as around town during
their visit. These laugh-getters are a wealth of information
and fun about the world of rodeo and are delighted to get back
in their baggy britches and make-up and visit with rodeo fans
and entertain once again. Some of the attending rodeo clowns
were early day performers at Dodge City Days as early as the
1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.
Some of the honorees attending
will be Kajun Kidd and George Doak, of Texas; Melvin Fields,
of Coffeyville, Kansas; 99 year old Monk Carden, from
Pendleton, Oregon; Wayne Cornish, Jim Hill, Gary Parli, from
Oklahoma; “Toad” Cook, from Michigan; Jerry Olson and Jim
Aplan of South Dakota; Pete Peterson and Gordie Peer from
Florida, and the only woman who has the distinction of being a
rodeo clown for thirteen years, Dixie Reger Mosley, just to
name a few.
These honorees have saved many
bull riders from the perils of those ferocious bulls that
would rather tear up a cowboy than let him get to safety. They
have also made thousands of fans giggle and guffaw to their
comedic routines and actions. Come join the fun, bring your
cameras and get autographs from these early day characters.
They are guaranteed to tickle your funnybone!
For more information contact
Chairman, Gail Woerner, @ firstname.lastname@example.org