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Old 06-23-2015, 06:05 AM
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Extreme Bull Riding event to benefit fair

It's a different way to raise money for the Poweshiek County Fair.

Extreme Bull Riding "is quite popular right now," said Scott Sieck, a member of the fair's board of directors.

So, they're bringing it to Grinnell, on Friday, July 10, at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds. "It's up to us to promote it," Sieck said.

"This will be a live bull riding event, with 30 to 40 cowboys competing," Sieck said.

The cowboys are licensed professionals, so it's not something for public to do on a mechanical bull. But, there IS something for local participation - by kids.

It's called mutton busting.

Twelve local kids ages eight and under - and weighing 50 pounds of less - will be chosen to ride on sheep. Candidates need to pre-register by July 1 at Wagon Wheels West on U.S. 6-West in Grinnell.

Sieck said fair board members were looking for an event to help raise funds to benefit the fair and the fairgrounds. "We looked at a rodeo, but I'm quite familiar with bull riding," Sieck said. The fair board will supplement proceeds by having full control of concessions.

Sieck said the event will be held rain or shine.

Tickets cost $10 per person, if purchased in advance. Ages five and under are free.

If you wait until the night of the event, the tickets go to $15 at the gate.

Gates and concessions on July 10 - the day before the fair opens - will open at 5:30 p.m., with the event starting at 7.

There will be an after party and awards ceremony at the Grinnell Eagles Club, with entertainment by the Cody Hicks Band.

Non-refundable tickets are on sale at: Dayton Meat Product in Malcom, First State Bank in Lynnville, Hall's Feed & Seed in Brooklyn, Monte Motor Parts in Montezuma, Victor Appliance, Victor and Grinnell, and at the Poweshiek County Fair Office, Total Choice Shipping and Wagon Wheels West in Grinnell.

Tickets can also be purchased from Poweshiek County Fair Board members Ray Baker, Jeff Criswell, Karen Fenner, Roger Iverson, Matt Mann, Eugene May, Terry Saunders, Scott Sieck and Paula Smith.

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