If you need a dose of patriotism and Christian values, there is nothing like a rodeo on the Fourth of July. I attended the Mollalla Buckeroo for the evening show on the Fourth of July and had a fantastic time. The announcer and his team along with the local community did a lot to focus on our servicemen and women and their contribution to our freedom. A local home town hero was chosen to present the American Flag during the opening ceremonies and it sent chills through me and my friends. The flags of the various armed services were presented by horseback as the riders rode around the arena with the flags whipping in the air.
We were all reminded of the fact that our country was built on Christian values and challenged us all to get on our knees and pray! Awesome!
Of course I love a good rodeo and would like to make it to the Pendleton Roundup in the next few years. I have attended the Sisters Rodeo several times and the St. Paul Rodeo once.
The Mollalla community did a super job with their rodeo and I really enjoyed it all from the bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and the fireworks were fantastic!
I will be back to the Mollalla Buckaroo and making plans to visit Pendleton! Maybe a trip back to St. Paul too!