Mt. Olive Christian School’s 39th Annual Rodeo Begins Tonight

Mt. Olive Christian School will hold its 39th Annual Rodeo tonight and tomorrow night, July 30-31, at the Gantt Arena in Athens. 

The rodeo is one of the largest events held in Claiborne Parish and draws people from all over Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, and usually draws people from other countries who are visiting family in the area. 

The rodeo starts at 8 p.m.

General Admission for the rodeo is $10 and children 10 and under get in free.  The annual rodeo is a fundraiser for Mt. Olive Christian School.

They will have all the regular rodeo events as well as their world famous musical chairs on horseback each night. This year they will also showcase the Morris Sisters Trick Riders and, as always, everyone’s favorite rodeo clown, Rudy Burns.

Bring your horse for the grand entry and get in free.

Advance tickets are $8 and are available at Gibsland Bank & Trust in Athens, Patton’s Western Wear in Ruston, GAP Farms in Arcadia and Crossroads Store in Athens.

Concessions and restrooms will be available.

For more information, advance tickets or directions to the arena, call 318-243-0674 or 318-843-4103.

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