McCOOK, Nebraska -- The Red Willow County Visitors Committee approved grant funding Tuesday afternoon that will assist a tractor show and team roping clinic, each seeking to return to McCook for their third straight year, as well as support a two day barrel racing event.
The Walt Woodard Team Roping Clinic was approved for $1,400 that will help coordinate two clinics by the world champion team roper. The event initially consisted of only one 24 person clinic in 2011, successfully expanding to two clinics in 2012.
The 2013 clinics are scheduled for Feb. 8-10 and Feb. 15-17, at the Kiplinger Arena. Contact Claude Taylor at 308-991-2152 for more information.
The visitors committee approved the Heritage Antique Tractor Club for $500 to assist with their tractor show, rodeo and swap meet scheduled for Feb. 23, 2013, at Kiplinger Arena.
The event has similarly been coordinated in McCook for two years previously and club president Tim Monzon can be reached at 308-340-2315 for further information.
The Triangle Cross Barrel Racing organization was approved to receive $1,250 to assist with their winter series finale. The group is regularly active at Kiplinger Arena with barrel racing events, however, this will be their first attempt at coordinating a two day season finale.
The event is scheduled for March 23-24, 2013, at Kiplinger Arena. For more information visit their website at www.trianglecross.com
Grant funding approved by the Red Willow County Visitors Committee disperses revenue received through lodging taxes that is collected from county hotel and motel patrons throughout the year.
The next meeting of the Red Willow County Visitors Committee is scheduled for Feb. 4, 2013, 10 a.m., at the Keystone Business Center.