The annual team roping and cookoff fundraiser hosted by the Lee Ranch to benefit the West Texas Boys Ranch kicks off Friday at 9722 N. U.S. Hwy 277.
The three-day event will start with a friends and family goat roping event at 6 p.m. Friday. The roping will be an adult/child (10 and under) team combination. Entry fee is $10 and the top youth roper will receive a trophy saddle and the top adult will receive a buckle.
On Saturday, there will be various roping contests including a youth dummy roping and a special dummy roping featuring boys from the Boys Ranch. Cost for Saturday events is $40 per person and $80 per team. The top prizes for Saturday’s ropers are two livestock trailers.
A barbecue cookoff competition, featuring brisket, pork ribs, chicken and jalapeno poppers will be held Saturday. Registration for the cookoff is open through Friday. Entry fee for the cookoff is $250. First through third place prizes are 50 percent of the payback.
Local band, Clearwater, will perform during a dance at 8 p.m. Donations will be accepted as admission to the dance. During the band’s intermission, a live auction will be held.
Final roping contests will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday. Cost for entry for Sunday’s events will be $40 per person or $80 per team. Sunday’s winners will receive Todd Jeys breast collars.
For more information about the events, contact Angelina Osornio Torres at 325-949-1936 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.