Dozens Compete to be San Angelo Rodeo Junior Clowns and Princesses
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Dozens of area kiddos wanting a chance to be a San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Junior Clown or Princess braved the chilly and windy Saturday morning to try out at the San Angelo Visitor's Center.
Organizer Sally Green says they had 48 try out and all of them will be Junior Rodeo Clowns and Princesses. The Princesses and Rodeo Clowns will help out with the Mutton Bustin' at each performance of the rodeo.
According to the San Angelo Stock Shown and Rodeo website, the Rodeo Clown and Rodeo Princess Contest is an annual event for youngsters age 5 through 9 to participate in the rodeo as an honorary rodeo clown or princess during the Mutton Bustin' event. The youngsters were dressed as they would during the rodeo event. Children were asked a few questions by the San Angelo Rodeo Ambassadors.
The first Rodeo performance is Friday Feb. 1 and the final performance is the Cinch Chute Out on Saturday Feb. 16.
The San Angelo Rodeo Parade is held the first Saturday of the stock show and rodeo, Saturday, Feb.2 at 10 a.m., as a way to officially kick off the event. Regardless of weather, the parade will go on, with the exception of lightning. The Parade Committee works tirelessly to line-up parade entries. This parade is one of the largest held annually in San Angelo and is always a favorite of spectators.
The parade is held in historic downtown San Angelo, and features riding clubs, trail ride participants, antique tractors, wagons, marching bands and floats. The specific parade route will begin at Irving and Concho Street, proceed East to Oakes, turn left of Oakes to Twohig, turn left of Twohig, proceed to Chadbourne, turn right on Chadbourne and proceed to College Street, turn Left of College Street, continue to Irving, turn left on Irving to Beauregard, turn right on Beauregard proceed to Randolph, turn left on Randolph, proceed to River Drive and dismiss.