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Spring Rodeo Is Set To Go In Payson, Ariz., In May

The 33rd Annual Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo takes place on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at the Payson Multi-Event Center on Highway 87 across from the Mazatzal Casino.

Over 200 professional rodeo contestants are expected to compete for this year's event. Performances start at 7 p.m. each evening and the gates open at 5 p.m. for some pre-rodeo entertainment! Pre-Sale tickets for adults 12 to 64 are $14.00, seniors: $12.00, and children 8 to 12: $10.00. Those age 7 and under are free. All active military admitted at no charge.

Friday night is the "Tough Enough to Wear Pink performance, where cowboys and fans alike wear pink to help local breast-cancer support groups. For all wearing pink, $1.00 per fan and $3.00 per contestant is donated to the local groups. Salt River Rodeo, with some of the top bulls and bucking stock in the West, is the stock contractor.

Tickets may be purchased on line at http://www.paysonprorodeo.com or Pre-Sale tickets may be purchased at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, Bob's Western Wear and the Circle K stores in Payson. Tickets will be available also at the gate.

For added information call Bill Armstrong: 928-474-9440


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