Written by Susanne Waite
COARSEGOLD – I would love to thank those on the Coarsegold Rodeo Committee who volunteer, giving their heart and soul to make this annual event safe, enjoyable and a whole lotta fun for our community!
We’ve had so many step up to help make this event something special over the past 60 years – especially those who have been long time volunteers who tirelessly and quietly, work for the entire 12 months a year to make the rodeo magic happen for 3 days every year.
You know what they say, “It takes a Village!” Well, it takes quite a dedicated gang of cowboys and gals here in Coarsegold to keep this old fashioned, family oriented rodeo tradition alive.
Jill Satterfield, Vice President
Pat Strimling, Treasurer, Vendor Booth & Sign Sales, Sponsorships, Security
Stacy Miles, Secretary, Royalty Photography
JoAnn Swallow, Member at Large, Decorating of Coarsegold, Heritage Days
Tom Bohna, Arena and Stock
Ken Beatty & David Strimling – Members at Large and Grounds
Dennis & Cathy Creighton, Member at Large, Mutton Bustin
Dennis Creighton, Mutton Bustin, Grounds
Linda Sadler, Graphics
Stacy Soulis, Cowboy Breakfast and Church
Tammi Kudra Edmunds, Media/Photography
Kevin Lockwood & Cassie Saunders, Exceptional Kids Rodeo
Laura Norman, Website
Alexia Arietta, 2014 Miss CCPRA and 2012 Miss Coarsegold Rodeo Queen
Brionna van Ah, 2013 Miss Coarsegold Rodeo Queen
Kent Lincoln & Yosemite High School Football Team, Grounds Clean Up
Paul Varner & Minarets High School Basketball Team, Parking
Sandy Gribben-Unruh, Rodeo Royalty Coordinator
Rockin M Rodeo
We are in need of help this Saturday, April 12 at 9:00 a.m. – bring scrapers, wire brushes, gloves, sanders, power spray painters, and 100’ of extension cords. We need to get our bleachers finished and in good shape so those attending don’t wind up with UNWANTED souvenirs! ;)
All proceeds of the Coarsegold Rodeo Association (CRA) go to Eastern Madera County Youth for agricultural and educational projects (ie., FFA, 4-H, etc.) via individual grants to the youth. CRA is a non-profit organization (501c3).
CRA President (Facebook Host, Dance Chair, Past Rodeo and Royalty Photography)
Editor’s note: April 6-12 is National Volunteer Week. This would be a fun way to participate.