Schneider Memorial roping, BBQ cookoff this weekend

The 16th annual Maggie Schneider Memorial scholarship fund team roping and barbecue cookoff jackpot fund-raiser is set Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, according to organizer Richard Schneider.

The events will be held at the Joey & Phyllis Hiney Ranch Arena in the Salty Community, Schneider said.

Friday activities include a threeperson steer saddling and a twoperson calf dressing contests, along with a margarita and salsa jackpot.

On Saturday, there will be a team roping and barbecue cookoff. The cookoff is $75 per team for brisket, chicken and ribs, $25 for cook’s choice and $ 25 for beans. There is an 80-percent pay back in the barbecue cookoff, Schneider said.

Jackpot horseshoe and washer pitching tournaments will begin at 2 p.m.

To enter the barbecue cookoff, send money to the Maggie Schneider Memorial at 1205 East Salty, Thorndale TX 76577.

Fund-raising items are: 1st–270 Remington Deer Rifle with scope; 2nd–four (4) P235/75r15 car tires; 3rd–four (4) 7.00-15 trailer tiers; 4th–$100 gift card to BS Tire; 5th–1 deer processing, Hildebrant Market; 6th–1 deer processing, Hildebrant Market; 7th–$100 gift card to Walmart; 8th–$100 gift card to Walmart; 9th–Dinner for six (6) at Downtown Cafe in Thorndale; 10th–$25 TR Hot Sausage from Thorndale Meat; 11th–$20 gift card Schroeder’s Place; 12th– Cooper Tire merchandise.

Tickets may be purchased at area businesses in Thorndale and Rockdale and are $1 each and six for $5.

Bubba Grimm at Schroeder’s Place in Thorndale still holds the record for most tickets sold, Schneider said.

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