handcrafted log rocking chair and footstool made by Paul
Latham is just one of the many items up for bid. -
Top Hand Auction Benefits Rodeo Athletes
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 01-26-2006
by Laura Dahl
Goodwell, OK- The Oklahoma Panhandle
State University rodeo will hold their annual Top Hand Auction
this year at Pickle Creek Center, 822 N.E. Sixth in Guymon
on Saturday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. The auction raises funds
for scholarships, travel and costs associated with maintaining
practice stock and directly benefits OPSU Rodeo. Coach Craig
Latham encourages everyone “to
come out, meet the kids, and enjoy a great auction.”
Kim’s Ribs is providing free barbecue
for those attending, and beverages will be sold by the Guymon
Pioneer Days Rodeo Committee to raise funds for the upcoming
professional rodeo in Guymon in May. The committee also generously
donated a raffle ticket to the auction. Worth up to $5,000,
the winning ticket will be drawn on February 25 at their
own fundraiser. Following the auction, a dance will be held
featuring Ken and the Band with No Name.
Clay Myers of Texhoma Livestock Auction will preside over
the bidding again this year. Approximately 40 OPSU rodeo team
members will put themselves on the auction block to provide
the winning bidder with four hours of work. These hardworking
hands are willing to do anything from fence building to housework.
Numerous items will be up for bid, too.
father Paul once again donated handcrafted log furniture. This
year’s item is a beautiful rocking chair with matching
footstool. Additional items include original art work, Blazer
hockey tickets, a one night’s stay in the Jacuzzi Suite
at the Super 8 Motel in Guymon, tack, hand-tooled leather items
and numerous other western items. All of these items are displayed
in the rodeo office in Sewell-Loofbourrow on the OPSU campus.
Contact Craig at 580-349-1348 for more information.
Help the team kick off the spring rodeo
season, bid on some valuable items and enjoy great food and
music. The team’s
first rodeo of the year is scheduled for February 24-26 at
Kansas State University in Manhattan.