25th annual rodeo this week

Published 12:44 am Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Civitan Club will present its 25th annual Andalusia Civitan Rodeo at the Covington Center Arena this Thurs., Fri., and Sat., Feb. 23-25.
Sanctioned by the Professional Cowboy Association, the Civitan Rodeo features exciting

events such as saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bareback riding, team roping, barrel racing, calf roping, ladies’ breakaway roping and bull riding.

With $8000 added money, this year’s rodeo is sure to draw some of PCA’s best performers. This is the second year for the Andalusia Civitans to have two rodeo events with three shows in one weekend.

Gates open at 6 p.m. The Gold Rush for ages 3-8 will held at 7 p.m. followed by the grand entry at 7:30 p.m.

Spacewalk Inflatables will entertain kids in their play area. The concession stand will be open all evening with grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, and many other tasty treats.
Ticket prices for children and senior adults age 60 and older will be $5 advance and $6 at
the door. Children five years and younger are admitted free. Adult tickets are $10 advance and
$12 at the gate. All seats are first come, first serve. There will be no reserved seating.
Advance tickets can be purchased at CCB Community Bank, Cadence Bank, Regions Bank, Southern Independent Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Touch of Country.
During the past two decades, more than $150,000 in proceeds from the rodeo have benefited
local charities.
Civitans live up to their motto, “Builders of Good Citizenship,” by helping the
physically and mentally handicapped, as well as providing youth scholarships.
For more information, contact Jan White at 334-222-2907 or jwhite@andycable.com or Bert Champion at 334-313-5613 or bchampion@covingtonelectric.coop.