The Rodeo Heritage Museum in Dublin, Texas is having their annual Honoree Benefit, on November 11th at 6:00 pm at the Intermediate School Cafeteria at 609 Thomas Street, Dublin, Texas.
The Rodeo Heritage Museum is asking for auction items and sponsorships to make this event a success and help preserve the history of Everett Colborn and Gene Autry’s World’s Championship Rodeo headquartered at Dublin, Texas. Beginning in 1937 and for over twenty years, the road to the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and other national rodeos began on the Lightning C Ranch at Dublin, Texas. For twenty-two years, Dublin became the center of the rodeo universe for America.
Your admission of $22 to the 2023 Honoree Benefit will include a celebration dinner, special entertainment, a chance to shop for Christmas, and a live and a silent auction.
Two documentary films by Old Segundo Productions will honor the cowboys and cowgirls of the past and bring their history back to life for this moment in time.
Help the Rodeo Heritage Museum keep Erath County’s rodeo history alive by attending this special event.
Stopping by the Rodeo Heritage Museum Tues.-Sat. 1-5 or call 254-445-0200 or 254-434-3675 to purchase tickets to this year’s Honoree Benefit. Consider donating a sponsorship and/or auction item, buy a rifle raffle ticket, and/or volunteer for this year’s celebration. There are many ways that you can help make a difference and honor these special rodeo people.
This year’s honorees are:
Janyce Guyger Bradberry Sledge (Dublin Rodeo Queen, daughter of the designer of the Colborn Bowl and daughter-in-law to Charlie Ben Bradberry)
the legendary Hughie Long (born in Canada, a member of the original cowboy turtles, saddle and bareback bronc and bull rider
GK Lewallen (a World Champion saddle & bareback bronc rider and bull rider who settled in Stephenville and operated the Grand Entry Western Wear Clothing Store in the 50’s),
a special tribute to Fritz Traun (one of the few champion cowboys that rode the World’s Championship Rodeo’s famous bronc, Hell’s Angel. Sgt. Fritz Truan was killed in action at Iwo Jima in World War II)
During the evening benefit, a drawing will be held for the Rodeo Heritage Museum’s Rifle Raffle, the 5th Collectible Series Henry Lever Action 45-70, engraved with western scroll by Swindle Jewelry. The rifle comes with a certificate of authenticity as “Rodeo Heritage Museum Collector Series 5.” Raffle tickets for the rifle are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20. Call Stanley at 254-485-4948 for rifle tickets or come to Rodeo Heritage Museum Tues-Sat. 1-5.