Cowbelles prepping for Jared Stare Western Social

SUBLETTE COUNTY – It’s time for the 2022 Jared Sare Memorial Ranch Rodeo coming up on Saturday, Jan. 29, that raises money for Sublette County 4-H scholarships and the Green River Valley Cattlewomen/ Cowbelles are getting out their rolling pins.

GRVC President Leah Zupan announced the Cowbelles’ participation in the Western Social pie auction as “our opportunity to be involved in supporting the event for the 4-H youth of Sublette County.”

Members are asked to make pies and drop them off at the Sublette County Fairgrounds Community Building between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. with the auction starting at 6 p.m. That means loads of supporters will be called upon to bid for these tempting home-baked desserts.

Jared Sare was a well-known veterinarian in whose memory the ranch rodeo was created to help support local 4-Hers.

Most of the ranch rodeo slots are filled so there will be intense competition for championship buckles and prize money will be coveted. Sublette County Rodeo Royalty will open the day riding with sponsor flags

On Saturday, Jan. 29, the 2022 Jared Sare Ranch Rodeo begins in the outside arena at 11 a.m. for team registration with a variety of popular timed skill events – trailer loading, sorting from a rodear and big-loop doctoring. The limit is 20 four-person teams and individuals can compete on three teams. The ranch rodeo runs through to the Western Social at 4:30 p.m. with all sorts of fundraisers – a silent auction, raffles, donated art and the Cowbelles’ pie auction at 6 p.m. – plus dining, music, cowboy poetry, dancing and catching up with old friends.

Photographers Skye Clark, Sandy Wanfelt, George Kahrl and Dave Bell among others have prints on display and many of the raffle and silent auctions items can be previewed at the Jared Sare Memorial Ranch Rodeo Facebook page.

This year’s 4-H scholarship fund was generous enough to allow Sublette high school seniors not in 4-H but associated with agriculture to apply for continuing education.