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The 56th Mother Lode Round-Up Is Here

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Round-Up Weekend is here and events will take place both Saturday and Sunday.

Tuolumne County Sheriff Posse Member Ty Wivell was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

This 2013 Mother’s Day weekend marks the 56th anniversary of the Mother Lode Round-up and the 66th 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 volunteers, the Round-up continues to be one of the finest 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 weekend include:

Saturday, May 11
10:00 AM
Downtown Sonora

2:00 PM
Mother Lode Fairgrounds
$18:00 Regular Admission
$15.00 Presale
$7.00 Child (7-12)
Under 7 FREE

8:00 PM
Mother Lode Fairgrounds
$10.00 Regular Admission (Unused Adult Rodeo Tickets accepted)

Sunday May 12
Wrangler Family Day
All Day
Mother Lode Fairgrounds

Mothers Day Breakfast
8 AM – 12 noon
Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Admission $7.00 per person

Cowboy Church with Coy Huffman
10:00 AM
Mother Lode Fairgrounds

12:30 PM Kiddie Rodeo
2:00 PM Rodeo
Mother Lode Fairgrounds
$18.00 Regular Admission
$15.00 Presale
$7.00 Child (7-12)
Under 7 FREE

2008 Mother Lode Round-Up Queen Jessica Haynie, General Manager of Black Oak Casino Resort Ron Patel, Kelsey East of Clarke Broadcasting and Mark Truppner of KVML radio will announce the parade together on Saturday morning, beginning at 10 AM from their vantage point at Washington and Gold Street.

Big Joe and Bridgette of KKBN 93.5 FM will announce the parade from their elevated position, near the Radiator Doctor. Steve Jackson and Maryann of Star 92.7 FM will announce the parade by the VFW Hall (across from Courthouse Park).

For more information, log onto /community/mother-lode-round-up/2013/1976710/2013-Welcome-To-The-Round-Up.html

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.