Rodeo to support local childcare and community
THE community of Theodore is gearing up for what they hope to be a big event on the social calender.
Theodore Early Childhood Centre is hosting a Theodore’s Xtreme 1 Servo Bulls & Barrels Bonanza next month.
TECC treasurer Bronwyn Brunton said the committee was really excited and plans were coming along smoothly.
“It is really good, probably turned out to be a bit bigger than we first anticipated,” she said. “One of our sponsors put up $3000 for the open bull ride; it is probably double than we normally we get around here.”
Since then, it has been a trickle effect.
“With that then comes good bulls, we have PBR bulls coming,” Bronwyn said.
“So it should be a good show.”
A number of events have been planned that differentiate the local rodeo from others.
“We are having an over 40s bullride,” Bronwyn said. “It is one of the first in Central Queensland.”
“The guy who approached us to host it is from Sydney so he will be flying up,” Bronwyn said.
“There will be people flying from all over the country.”
A local celebrity steer ride is also on the agenda.
“We have some local kindy dads and a kindy aunty who are entering,” Bronwyn said.
The chance to watch a local mate fall off a horse, steer or bull has stirred a lot of interest.
“It’s proven to be a popular event; our likes have all gone through the roof since we announced it,” Bronwyn said.
On the sidelines there will still be plenty of action.
“We are really promoting it as a family friendly event, show bags, rides, face painting,” Bronwyn said.
“There will be food and stalls for western wear.
Proceeds from the event will be going to the centre for some much-needed upgrades.
“We really need some grass, at the moment it is just a dust bowl,” Bronwyn Theodore’s Xtreme 1 Servo Bulls & Barrels Bonanza Lucky door prizes, music, camping, bar, food.
All proceeds go to Theodore Early Childhood Centre Saturday, October 7, 4pm till late
$10 for an adult, $30 for a family, $5 for a child
said. “We really want to get a water system and some grass for the kids to run.
“And upgrade our safety area and replenish some sand – so a lot on the outdoor area.”
Not only will it bring money to the centre but entertainment for the children and they all can’t wait for the night.
“We have a few kids signing up for the poddy rides and they are definitely going to be there to support their dads at the celebrity ride,” Bronwyn said.
The community has also rallied behind the event as it is the first rodeo held in Theodore in 10 or 15 years.
“The community is so looking forward to it, it has been decades since we have had a rodeo,“Bronwyn said. “If they can’t afford to sponsor they are donating their time or equipment.
“To say I am overwhelmed by all the help I have received is a massive
understatement. I don’t know how we will thank them all.”
The event will also boost the town’s economy.
“The accommodation at the pub is booked out, we will be getting fuel and food for the day,“Bronwyn said. “So it will bring a lot of money into the town.”
“And the kindy can stay open and the working families can keep working,” Bronwyn said. “If the kindy wasn’t there, there would be a lot of businesses that wouldn’t work as well or be short of workers.
ROYAL RODEO: Warwick Rodeo Queen Ashleigh Grant will make an appearance.