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SIKESTON JAYCEE BOOTHEEL RODEO MOVING FORWARD

Implementing necessary precautions for optimal public safety and economic impact
06/16/2020

SIKESTON JAYCEE BOOTHEEL RODEO MOVING FORWARD

Implementing necessary precautions for optimal public safety and economic impact

SIKESTON, Mo.: The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Board of Directors is moving forward with the trademark community celebration and rodeo events, with a parade on August 1st and rodeo from August 5th through August 8th, 2020. Our intent is to conduct the traditional events we have put on for the past 68 years and allow supporters and fans to participate at the level they feel comfortable.

We acknowledge that additional safety and sanitation measures will be necessary in order to facilitate public participation, and in good faith intend to work with County and State entities to make sure we are following a best practices protocol. The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Board of Directors intends to move forward with appropriate planning, of which public safety will be the top priority.

The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Board of Directors is also focused on the economic health and viability of our community. This event has a $6 million economic impact on our community each year. Canceling this event would have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of our friends and neighbors.

As part of our extensive planning and preparations, we have developed a three-stage focus for the 2020 rodeo event and beyond.

1.Protect the health of our volunteers, participants and community

2.Support the community through the donation of generated event revenues back into our area non-profits so they can continue to make a difference for so many

3.Preserve tradition of this 68-year rodeo event that has epitomized community spirit and volunteerism, while safeguarding the health of everyone involved

Attached is a list of special precautions, safety measures and accountability protocols being implemented now and throughout the rodeo event. For more information, visit our website at SikestonRodeo.com or contact Meagan Carver at 618-203-3111.

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About the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo

The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo is the premier Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event in the region, bringing in almost 40,000 people each year. The Rodeo is held annually by the Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce (Sikeston Jaycees). To learn more, visit SikestonRodeo.com.

About the Sikeston Jaycees

The Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce, or Sikeston Jaycees, was formed in 1934 and has since been dedicated to improving the Sikeston community. Today the club is comprised of over 100 men who share the same desire and commitment to serve their community.

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