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Ronny and Katrina Easterling served as the Grand Marshalls for the Rodeo Parade in downtown Mount Vernon on Saturday, Aug. 31.  Interact students Chassity Morgan and Abby Haller carried their banner.The Franklin County Rodeo was deemed a success by the sponsoring Sheriff’s Posse with more than 2,000 people attending each of the two nights to watch the more than 100 cowboys and cowgirls compete at the annual Labor Day Rodeo.

 The All American Cowgirl Chicks performed their daring trick riding routines. Ronny and Katrina Easterling served as the Grand Marshalls for the Rodeo Parade in downtown Mount Vernon on Saturday, Aug. 31.  Interact students Chassity Morgan and Abby Haller carried their banner. For a more information about the winners in events, see the September 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

 

 

 

Jonathan and Nathan Wafford try their hand at team roping during the 2013 rodeo.
Jonathan and Nathan Wafford try their hand at team roping during the 2013 rodeo.

 

 

 

Lawrence McCullough of Prairie View leaps from his horse in  his bid to win in the tie-down calf roping event. Bill Herbert of Marble Falls was the only competitor in the  Saddle Bronc event to complete his ride
Lawrence McCullough of Prairie View leaps from his horse in his bid to win in the tie-down calf roping event. Bill Herbert of Marble Falls was the only competitor in the Saddle Bronc event to complete his ride and won $492.42
Jackie McMinn of Campbell makes a first place throw  in the Breakaway calf roping event. Dexter Goodman of Carthage grimaces as he leaps  from his horse in the steer wrestling event.
Jackie McMinn of Campbell makes a first place throw in the Breakaway calf roping event. Dexter Goodman of Carthage grimaces as he leaps from his horse in the steer wrestling event.
The All American Cowgirl Chicks use pyrotechnics  during their trick riding routine. Funny man Coty Cooper came out of his “Change-O Machine” dressed as a woman and chased one of the Wing Rodeo ranch hands around the arena.
The All American Cowgirl Chicks use pyrotechnics during their trick riding routine. Funny man Coty Cooper came out of his “Change-O Machine” dressed as a woman and chased one of the Wing Rodeo ranch hands around the arena.
Savanna Waller posted the fastest time in the Junior Barrel Racing event on both Saturday and Sunday nights Cowgirl Chick Sadie Lynn rides standing up atop five horses.
Savanna Waller posted the fastest time in the Junior Barrel Racing event on both Saturday and Sunday nights Cowgirl Chick Sadie Lynn rides standing up atop five horses.
Hank Nokes holds tight during his Mutton Bustin’ ride on Sunday night. Jonathan Barker rides atop a saddled steer as Jonathan and  Nathan Wafford push and pull the critter across the finish line.
Hank Nokes holds tight during his Mutton Bustin’ ride on Sunday night. Jonathan Barker rides atop a saddled steer as Jonathan and Nathan Wafford push and pull the critter across the finish line.
Cowgirl Chick Sadie Lynn rides standing up atop five horses. Lawson Ford, age 2, moseyed around the barrels in the Stick Horse Barrel Racing event on Saturday.
Cowgirl Chick Sadie Lynn rides standing up atop five horses. Lawson Ford, age 2, moseyed around the barrels in the Stick Horse Barrel Racing event on Saturday.