Sheriff's posse rodeo concludes Saturday
Two community leaders and four long-time members will be honored during the 62nd annual Johnson County Sheriff's Posse's PRCA Rodeo.
The action began Wednesday and continues through Saturday at the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse's outdoor arena in Cleburne. Rodeo events begin at 8 p.m. each night.
"This is our major fundraiser for the year," said Sheriff's Posse Capt. David Welty. "The success of this event allows us to keep the facility for livestock shows and a whole lot of different activities."
God and Country Night is at 7 p.m. Thursday, led by Cowboy Church Pastor Russ Weaver as emcee and with a live band. Rodeo action follows at 8 p.m.
The tradition of awarding Community Stars will continue Friday with the presentation of honors to Tammy King and David Lee. King is the executive director of the Children's Advocacy Center and previously served as a Johnson County agricultural agent.
"We try to take a look at deserving people in our community," Welty said. "Tammy's name rose right to the top. She has a tough job in what she sees at the Children's Advocacy Center. When you think about that and her role in agriculture, she's been a fixture with kids since she came to Johnson County. She's often the only bright light the children she serves see."
Lee, owner of Lee's Western Store in Joshua, has been an advocate of agriculture and children, and for so many other charitable programs, Welty said.
"He's probably one of our longest tenured sponsors," Welty said. "But he's not just supportive of our rodeo. He's always been more than generous with all of Johnson County."
Additionally, four members of the sheriff's posse who have served for many years will be honored, he said.
"We came up with this as a way to say thank you to these people when they are still here to get the appreciation," Welty said.
Saturday, the rodeo will close with a performance and dance.