While attending the Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola April 19, members of Clinton’s Last of a Dying Breed Riding Club were invited to eat lunch at the Angola ranch house and transported by shuttle to and from the arena.
“It was a great experience, and we really enjoyed ourselves,” said Sheilla Flowers, club president.
“We’re grateful for the hospitality prison officials showed us and can’t wait to come back during the fall rodeo in October.”
Last of Dying Breed will host a barbecue fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Clinton Community Market. The club has a tent on the corner of Bank Street and La. 10, Flowers said.
Plates of barbecue chicken will cost $7 and barbecue ribs $8; both will include baked beans, potato salad, rice dressing, spaghetti and cheese, bread and cake. Drinks are $1.
Proceeds will help pay for rider uniforms and travel expenses for the club.
Last of a Dying Breed invites clubs and other riders to a trail ride the same day, leaving from the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9030 St. Landry Ave., Gonzales, the site of the seventh annual K and L Black Rodeo.
The ride will leave at 3 p.m. and follows a 6-mile trail but will return in time for the rodeo at 7 p.m.
Cost to participate is $10 per rider. Tickets for the rodeo are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased at the expo center, Sacs Western Store in Gonzales, the Boot Store in Baton Rouge and the 5-D Western Store in Zachary.
For information, call Archie Lee at (225) 268-0887 or Isaac King at (601) 870-9312.