Schneider roping set for October 1-2

The 15th annual Maggie Schneider Memorial Scholarship Fund Team Roping will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, at the Joey and Phyllis Hiney Ranch in the Salty community.

The event also includes a jackpot barbecue cookoff.

Organizers Richard and Cheryl Schneider listed events as follows:



7 p.m.—Dance with margarita and salsa jackpot contest.

9 p.m.—Bikini barrel race, followed by steer saddling contest.


• Barbecue cookoff starts early.

10 a.m.—Team roping starts and continues all day.

2 p.m.—Jackpot horseshoe and washer pitching contest.

FEES— Entry fee for the barbecue cookoff is $75 for brisket, chicken and pork ribs and $25 for cook’s choice.

Margarita and salsa jackpot entry fee is $25 each. “You may enter multiple times but all entries must be made fresh and on site.”

Horseshoe and washer pitching fees are $25 per team.

“There w ill be no trophies given in the above jackpots. Payback is 60 percent of entry fee,” the Schneiders said.

To reserve a barbecue cookoff spot send fee to the Maggie Schneider Memorial Fund, 1205 East Salty, Thorndale TX 76577.

Entry forms may be picked up at BS Tire in Thorndale.

PRIZES—Fund-raising prizes are:

1. 30-60 Remington deer rifle with scope; 2. four 255/75R15 car tires; 3. P235/75R car tires; 4. $100 gift card to BS Tire; 5. $100 gift card to Thorndale Meat Market.

6. $100 gift card to Thorndale Meat Market; 7. $100 gift card to Walmart; 8. $100 gift card to Walmart; 9. Dinner for six at Downtown Cafe in Thorndale, valued at $80.

10. $25 TR hot sausage from Thorndale Meat Market; 11. $20 gift card to Schroeder’s Place; 12., Cooper Tire merchandise.

Tickets may be purchased at area businesses in Thorndale and Rockdale.

“Bubba Grimm, at Schroeder’s Place has sold the most tickets over the past 15 years,” the Schneiders said.

SPONSORS—Bubba, Alex and Jennifer Hoffman, donating their 12th saddle; Star Creek Ranch (Sue Gove family), donating their eighth saddle; Patin Construction Company (Jimmy and Tim Patin, donating their second saddle).

15-year supporters—From Thorndale, KB Greyhounds, Kenneth and Darlene BIehle; Floyd’s Glass Company, Floyd Zuehlke Sr. and Jr.; Phillips & Luckey Funeral Homes, Rockdale, Caldwell and Giddings.

Also, John W. Morton Trucking Company, Wesley Mor ton, owner; Glenn Schneider Dozer Service; Thorndale Meat Market; Schroeder’s Place.

Other suppor ters— Kunisch Wellness Center, Taylor,, Robert and Debby Kunisch, 13 years; Rockdale Federal Credit Union, 10 years.

Woelfel Automotive, Brian Woelfel, Thorndale, five years; Brazos Valley Equine of Rockdale, Dr. Marty Tanner, six years; Y7 Veterinary Services, Dr. Tom Gary, five years.

Ma g gie’s g ra ndparent s, Mar jor ie Schneider, Luke and Mar y Gest; BS Tire, Thorndale, two years; Jack Hilliard Distributing, Temple, two years.

PK Ranch Service, Taylor, Ernie Meadors, three years; Rodenbeck Farm & Ranch, Thorndale, two years; Taylor Mr. Gatti’s, three years; Rockdale General Store, first year; KRXT-FM.

“The Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department had has helped with the event the last 15 years and gives a scholarship to a local senior in Maggie’s memory,” the Schneiders said.

Glenn Schneider provides entertainment and the sound system.

To become a sponsor, or for more information, contact Richard or Cheryl Schneider at 512-898-2692, 512-898- 1800 or 512-760-8689,

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