A dedicated and expanding group of Lamar Community College/Lamar Junior College cowboys and cowgirls is busy planning something fun for this fall. In conjunction with the LCC Antelope Stampede Rodeo on Oct. 3-5, Lamar will host a reunion for LCC’s “Old Cowboys.”
LAMAR, Colo. — A dedicated and expanding group of Lamar Community College/Lamar Junior College cowboys and cowgirls is busy planning something fun for this fall. In conjunction with the LCC Antelope Stampede Rodeo on Oct. 3-5, Lamar will host a reunion for LCC’s “Old Cowboys.” The reunion will be headquartered at the Rodeway Inn-Cow Palace and begin on Friday, Oct. 3. Major events include a social Friday afternoon, lunch and dinner Saturday, LCC rodeo performances, and optional golf outings. Former students and special guests may learn more about the event and register at www.lamarcc.edu/alumni-relations/old-cowboys-reunion.
“We thought it would be great to reconnect with our fellow students who came here for rodeo, ag, livestock judging, horse training, and other related studies,” commented Alvin Jones, co-organizer and ’71 alum. “At this point, the most interest seems to be from alums who attended the college in the 1960s and '70s, but we are hoping that we have representation from everyone who enjoyed their time here and want to come back to have a great weekend with other old cowboys. It’s exciting. Former students of ALL ages are starting to make plans to be here.”
The group is reaching out to students who were in Ag or Equine programs, those who participated in Rodeo, Livestock Judging, Saddle & Sirloin Club, and others. Many attended Lamar Junior College before it changed its name to LCC in 1968. Everyone is welcome. The group is hoping to reach out to former instructors and supporters as well. Additional information is available at www.lamarcc.edu/alumni or www.facebook.com/groups/lamarccoldcowboys. Alums are encouraged to contact the College or find more information on the website.
Everyone is encouraged to attend LCC’s Antelope Stampede Rodeo on Oct. 3, 4, and 5 as well. It brings approximately 400 contestants from the Central Rocky Mountain Region – some of the best in the country – to Lamar. Tickets are $6 for adults, and student tickets are also available. Contact LCC Rodeo Club members or Fred Sherwood at 336.1670 or email@example.com to purchase tickets prior to Oct. 3. Tickets can be purchased at the gate during the performances.
For more information on the event, contact the LCC Foundation office at 719.336.1520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.