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Rascal Rodeo provides 'can-do' experience


Last updated 7/26/2018 at 8:48am

Paul Delaney

This participant was one of over three dozen members of the special needs commmunity to participate in the first Rascal Rodeo in Cheney on July 15.

Over three dozen members of the special needs community in the area had their special day prior to the final performance of the 51st annual Cheney Rodeo on July 15.

The Rascal Rodeo made its appearance at the Bi Mart Arena just before the sun began to seriously bake the dirt and the smiles were easy to spot - from participants, parents and caregivers.

The Rascal Rodeo idea is that of Tri-Cities resident Ann-Erica Whitemarsh. At an early age she befriended a Down Syndrome boy. That led to producing her first rodeo in 2001 and in 2018 she produces 16 events across the Northwest.

Not only has...

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