Mother Lode Roundup Activities
Round-Up Week is here and events will continue through the weekend.
Ty Wivell, Tuolumne County Sheriff Posse Member, was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
This 2014 Mother’s Day weekend marks the 57th anniversary of the Mother Lode Round-up and the 67th anniversary of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse, founded in 1948, who started presenting the Mother Lode Round-Up in 1958.
The rodeo and parade was established as a rewarding partnership between the Tuolumne County business community and the Posse and continues to be based on that partnership today.
Because of the generous support of the local business community, local government and law enforcement entities, and the hard work of the posse men and their families, and many, many volunteers, the Round-up continues to be one of the finest spring rodeos and celebrations in California.
Every year over 350 of pro rodeo’s finest cowboys and cowgirls are attracted to this rodeo which is now part of the PRCA Heartland Rodeo Series which celebrates small town rodeos throughout America.
Saturday’s parade is recognized as one of the largest parades for entries in California. Thousands of visitors are drawn every year to the Round-up weekend.
The Mother Lode Round-Up is a traditional western family, and hometown reunion that celebrates and pays tribute to the regional agricultural heritage and the Possemen in our past that kept this special event alive. People from all over the region look forward to a fun, great time celebrated during the beautiful spring season in the Sierra Nevada foothills. This event is a celebration of memories of simpler way of life and rodeo as it used to be.
Events this week include:
Tonight 6:00 PM. The Calcutta. Sheriff’s Posse Grounds Rawhide, Road, Jamestown Hors d’oeuvres and no host bar FREE ADMISSION
Saturday, May 12 Parade 10:00 AM Downtown Sonora
Rodeo 2:00 PM Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Dance 8:00 PM Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Sunday May 13 Wrangler Family Day All Day Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Mothers Day Breakfast 8 AM – 12 noon Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Cowboy Church with Coy Huffman 10:00 AM Grandstands Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Rodeo 12:30 PM Kiddie Rodeo 2:00 PM Rodeo Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Big Joe and Bridgette of KKBN 93.5 FM will announce the parade from their elevated position, near the Radiator Doctor. Maryann of Star 92.7 FM will announce the parade by the VFW Hall (across from Courthouse Park). Mark Truppner of KVML radio will announce the parade on Saturday morning, beginning at 10am from his vantage point at Washington and Gold Street.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.