Waitsburg gears up for Cowgirl ranch racing at Celebration Days

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WAITSBURG — Cowgirl ranch racing is the signature event this year for Waitsburg’s Celebration Days Friday through Sunday in Waitsburg.

Cowgirl ranch racing begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, running until 4 p.m. The first-place purse is at least $400, with second- and third-places purses depend on the total number of entries.

Waitsburg Mayor Walt Gobel is “thrilled with the efforts of my many volunteers,” he said. “We will have something for everybody, so please come and join the fun!”

Entry fees are at $40, good for racing all afternoon.

Contact Annie Sovich at anniesovich@gmail.com or 540-0313 for more information.

Entry forms and Assumption of Risk and Release forms available at website www.cityofwaitsburg.com.

Waitsburg also hosts “Shopping Bag,” both Saturday and Sunday. This is an opportunity to shop local vendors, their wares and enjoy refreshments at Town Hall on Waitsburg’s Main Street.

On Friday, the sixth annual Waitsburg Antique Auto show Cruise, begins at 7 p.m.

At the Plaza Theater, a free showing of the movie “Babe,” begins at 7 p.m.

The Cowboy-Cowgirl Ball fundraiser for Waitsburg ASB and Dayton Parents of Graduates, Class of 2013, will be at Waitsburg Town Hall from 8-11 p.m., with Waitsburg-Prescott, Dayton and Jublilee Youth Ranch students invited. High School students only and their dates, please. Entry with a valid ASB card and dance admission ticket.

On Saturday, an All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast at Waitsburg Town Hall starts at 8 a.m., and vendors will be selling wares at Waitsburg Town Hall from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Main Street Parade begins at 10 a.m..

Bruce Museum and Wilson-Phillips House Open House, featuring the Waitsburg’s Days of Real Sport

Historic Exhibit and Horse Carriage Rides, is after the parade until 4 p.m.

Waitsburg’s sixth annual Antique Auto Show at Preston Park runs from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

A Hamburger Dinner at Waitsburg Fairgrounds PEO/Lions, is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

And dance with Frog Hollow Band at the Don Thomas Building on the Waitsburg Fairgrounds from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Sunday begins with a Cowboy Church at Preston Park at 9 a.m., followed by an All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast at Waitsburg Town Hall at 10 a.m.

Vendors are selling wares at Waitsburg Town Hall from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with family-friendly events at Waitsburg Fairgrounds from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with an FFA Obstacle course all day, a Time and Point dog trial at 10 a.m., Goat tail tying at 12:30 p.m., Shoe Shuffle at 1 p.m., Cow plop drop from 1-2 p.m., Sheepdressing at 1:30 p.m., Mutton busting at 2 p.m., and dunk tank, duck trough, face painting, Pinewood Derby Car racing, Goldfish toss, Darts, Robot demonstration and a Duck Race at Preston Park at 3 p.m.

For more information, see the Waitsburg Celebration Days Facebook page at www.facebook/waitsburgcelebrationdays, or website www.cityofwaitsburg.com, or contact Joy at 509-539-8773 or Lisa at 509-386-6021.

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