The Leesville Lions Club Pro Rodeo, now in its seventh decade, starts at 7:30 p.m. on the Thursday-Friday-Saturday following the first Wednesday in October at the covered Vernon Parish Rodeo Arena.
The Rodeo Parade
will get things started on Thursday afternoon. If you haven't already gotten your tickets from your local Rodeo Queen Contestant, this is the perfect opportunity to flag down a Lion's Club member to purchase your tickets at a discount.
Enjoy the floats and all the trail-riders who spent the day riding into town for the parade. Most of them will also ride in the Grand Entry that night.
Events scheduled for each night include bull riding, calf roping, bareback riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Rodeo Queen Contestant or Lion's Club member. They can also be purchased at the gate, but cost a few dollars more.
The rodeo serves as a primary fundraiser for the Leesville Lion's Club. Proceeds from the rodeo are earmarked for the club's charitable endeavors, including the Lion's Camp for Crippled Children in Anacoco.