JULY 15, 2010

Queen candidates being sought for Wild Weippe Rodeo

   Clearwater County girls ages 14-19 who ride and wish to represent the Wild Weippe Rodeo are being sought as queen contestants for next year’s rodeo royalty. Try outs for the 50th annual Rodeo Queen will be held following the rodeo on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the rodeo grounds.

   Queen Jaime Weise of Orofino will be reigning at the annual rodeo, parade and cowboy breakfast at the rodeo grounds this August.

   Queen contestants must have parental permission and live with parents or grandparents within Clearwater County. They must never have been married and have never been a parent. The reigning queen is expected to conduct themselves in a moral and ladylike manner with no smoking, drinking or drug use.

   The reigning queen is expected to attend a minimum of four local rodeos for at least one day, participating in the grand entry or parade. The queen also helps the rodeo association with the selling of program ads.

   The rodeo association helps the new queen with the purchase of her outfit, and expense. A crown, sash, belt buckle, flowers, jewelry, other donations and gifts are provided to the queen and contestants.

   For further information about the rodeo royalty and the try outs contact Carolyn Lage at 208-435-4845 or the Wild Weippe Rodeo Association, Inc. P.O. Box 165, Weippe, ID 83553.

   Parade entries are being taken for the 49th annual Weippe rodeo to be held Aug, 21-22. Parade line-up will begin Saturday morning at the Empire Lumber Company mill site. Early sign-up is encouraged to prevent long waits and congestion the morning of the parade.

   Judging of the parade entries takes place at 11:30 a.m. and at noon the parade will proceed down Main St. of Weippe.

   This year’s Grand Marshals of the parade will be Otto and Jenny Wise, who have been volunteers and rodeo member for years.

   Ken Roberts will announce from the porch of the Elk Horn and at the rodeo.

   Parade entries are available from Carolyn Lage of Weippe, the Discovery Center, Mary Ann’s Grocery, Creative Gifts and Sherry’s Cakes and Bouquets in Weippe and from the Clearwater Tribune in Orofino.