Rodeo legends to be honored during annual banquet

Special to the E-T

Some of the finest rodeo performers, trick riders, trick ropers, calf ropers, steer wrestling and rodeo queens of the past century will be honored on Saturday, Nov. 5, by the Dublin Rodeo Heritage Association (DRHA). 

A banquet will pay tribute to the legacies of the four honorees for 2016 – Betty Sue Bradley Hayes, Don McLaughlin, Gene McLaughlin and Nancy Sheppard.

The annual Honoree Dinner featuring Lifetime Achievement Awards is sponsored by the DRHA and will be held at the Dublin High School cafeteria at 6 p.m. 

A biography film featuring the four honorees will be enjoyed by attendees, as well as a chicken fried steak dinner catered by Granny Clark’s of Dublin. The price of admission is $16.

“This year’s Honoree Dinner event promises to be an exciting occasion, with many of our honorees and their family members attending,” said Carolyn Harbin, DRHA president. “I’m certain there will be many stories told of the Dublin Rodeo, and the World’s Championship Rodeo performances in New York City.”

A live auction will be part of this year’s event, as well as a silent auction for items donated by loyal supporters of the Rodeo Heritage Museum.

Tickets are available in advance by calling 254-445- 0200 or 254-434- 3675 or they may be ordered by sending a check made payable to the Rodeo Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 321, Dublin, TX 76446.