Inspirational messages part of upcoming fund-raising dinner

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DUNCAN, Okla. – An evening of inspiration and good ol’ fashioned cowboy wisdom is just part of the agenda for a dinner and auction set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Simmons Center in Duncan.

ChisholmTrailRPCFThe organizers of the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo are conducting the event as a fund-raiser for the upcoming event, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15-Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Stephens County Arena in Duncan.

“A portion of the proceeds we get from this evening will also go to the Stephens County Youth Shelter,” said Joe Henderson, chairman of the volunteer committee that produces the rodeo, the year-end championship for the ProRodeo region consisting of events and contestants primarily from Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

“We set this up as a way to reach out to the community and give them an enjoyable evening while also supporting these community activities.”

The cost is $25 per person or $150 for a table of eight. Those interested need to RSVP by Monday, Sept. 7; call either Henderson (580-656-3701) or Sandy Bowden (580-656-0960) to do so.

This year’s featured guests are Kellie Lancaster and Jet McCoy. Lancaster is a north Texas chiropractor whose son, Dane Lancaster, was involved in a serious rodeo wreck in May 2015. He continues to recover from the injury – a traumatic brain injury and facial fractures – and has made great strides.

The Facebook page, Prayers for Dane Lancaster, was viral among the rodeo community last year, and Kellie Lancaster continues to provide updates.

McCoy, a five-time champion in the Oklahoma City-based International Professional Rodeo Association, shot into fame by teaming with his younger brother, Cord, as the Cowboys on the reality TV series, “The Amazing Race.” The McCoys became fan favorites while wearing their signature cowboy hats and utilizing their common-sense approach to the race around the world.


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