The 2016 Redding Rodeo Parade theme has been selected. “A Tribute to the American Cowboy”. Submitted by Dorothy Hollingsworth of Redding, this years’ theme was chosen out of 133 entries received at the Asphalt Cowboys world headquarters in Redding, Ca. Dorothy is no lone stranger when it comes to the theme contest and has won the contest several times with the most recent back in 2013.
As the winning entry, Dorothy will receive a one hundred dollar cash prize and will be showcased with special recognition as she rides through the parade on Saturday May 21st. Interested parties wanting to enter the parade can pick up an entry form beginning March 1st at the Redding Chamber of Commerce, Lulu’s Restaurant and the Paint Mart. The parade entry form will also be available on the Asphalt Cowboys new and improved website.
The Asphalt Cowboys are gearing up for Rodeo week activities which includes the annual Asphalt Cowboys golf tournament on Monday May 9th and Top Hand Dinner on Friday May 13th.
Rodeo Week Activity Schedule
Monday May 16th – Bank Hold Up and Business bank judging
Tuesday May 17th – Special Kids day, Quick Draw Shootout, Chili Cook off, Street dance
Wednesday May 18th – Cowboy activities at Rodeo Grounds and in the Community
Thursday May 19th – Kiddie Pet Parade
Friday May 20th – Annual Pancake Breakfast downtown Redding
Saturday May 20th – Redding Rodeo Parade / Rodeo
The Asphalt Cowboys will be out in the community selling Pancake Breakfast tickets beginning April 7th. Be on the lookout for the bright yellow shirts or contact your favorite Cowboy to get tickets.
Congratulations to parade theme winner Dorothy Hollingsworth. The Asphalt Cowboys are excited for this years’ Tribute to the American Cowboy and we hope to see you at the 2016 Redding Rodeo.