Each year, the Kids Rodeo saddles, the most prized of all the awards, are furnished by local businesses.

Each year, the Kids Rodeo saddles, the most prized of all the awards, are furnished by local businesses. This year, the donors are The State Bank of La Junta, First Insurance, Colorado East Bank & Trust, La Junta Mill & Elevator, Tri-County GM and First National Bank of Rocky Ford. Many other prizes are donated by local merchants, also, and a complete list will be published.

The La Junta Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Kids Rodeo Parade, planned for Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. Entries (available at Chamber office) are still needed to make this parade a spectacular one. The Valley Cowboy Church is providing facilities for the queen contest inside events at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and also providing a special musical church service on Sunday at 10 a.m. featuring the Scott Brown Band. Without the cooperation of the local businesses and organizations, this traditional La Junta event could not happen.