This year’s Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo features a special event at 10 tomorrow morning, as they host this region’s first-time-ever “Rascal Rodeo.” More than 30 special needs people between the ages of 2 and 60 are expected to take part, where they will able to rope calves and steers, milk a cow, ride “bucking barrels,” take part in a stick-horse barrel race, and they’ll also have a chance to ride ponies and horses. Rascal Rodeo is a non-profit based out of Pasco, which was started in 2011, growing out of Ann-Erica Whitemarsh’s senior project for high school. This organization now puts on about 15 of these events each year. You can get more information and you can register as a participant or a volunteer by going to RascalRodeo.org. Volunteers are asked to be at the Rodeo Arena by 9 tomorrow morning, and then the Rascal Rodeo will go from 10 to 11:30 am. It’s free to take part.
Speaking of the Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo, tonight is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night,” intended to raise awareness about breast cancer and funding for research to battle the disease. Tonight’s go-round starts at 7 pm, and it does require an admission ticket to get in. Those are available at the Cowlitz County Fair, or you can get them on-line at thundermountainprorodeo.com, or at the Cowlitz County Fair web page.