Plans are ready for the 134th annual Saints Roost Celebration to be held this July in Clarendon.
The weekend will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, when the First Baptist Church hosts a Depression Luncheon at its Downtown Ministry Center, and local merchants will be open for your shopping convenience.
The annual Ranch Rodeo will begin Friday night at the Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Associations Arena with announcer Ed Montana. The rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. with a dance at 9 p.m. featuring the Buster Bledsoe Band. Each night at the rodeo will begin with kids? events including the Donkey Ride, Steer Ride, and Wild Calf Scramble.
A $200 beef certificate will also be drawn each night at the rodeo grounds.
On Saturday, July 2, Hensons will host their annual Turtle Race downtown at 1:30 p.m., and local merchants will again have several specials to choose from.
The action will kick off at the rodeo grounds again at 7:30 with the final night of the Ranch Rodeo and a dance at 9 p.m. featuring Tommy Gallagher & Brimstone.
Independence Day will begin on Monday, July 4, at 10 a.m. with the Kids? Tricycle/Bicycle Parade, and the Craft Fair on the Courthouse Square followed by the Old Settlers? Reunion at 10:30.
The Al Morrah Shrine Club will hold their annual barbecue at 11 a.m., and the Western Parade will begin at 2 p.m. followed by the Lions Club Cow Patty Bingo.
The COEA will close out the July Fourth celebration with a Junior Ranch Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. followed by a dance at 9 p.m. with music provided by Trevor Leeper.
If any other events are being planned this Saints Roost Celebration, please contact the Enterprise so that we may include them in future reports.