GERRY - The judges for the 73rd Gerry Fire Department’s annual rodeo have submitted their report to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in Colorado Springs and have again given the rodeo high marks, with head judge Wayde Ellsworth rating it “as good as any in the country”. [caption id="attachment_2602" align="alignright" width="225"] Veteran rodeo judge Wayde…Read more
About: Paul Cooley
Paul K. Cooley is a retired teacher of English and Journalism at Cassadaga Valley Central School and a life member of the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department. This will be his 56th year of working at the Gerry Rodeo, where he serves as the Rodeo's Media Coordinator and runs one of the concession stands for the Fire Department.
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GERRY – Professional rodeo has been a long-time supporter of the fight against breast cancer with their nationwide “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” campaign, and the annual Gerry Rodeo has been a part of that effort since their advertising chairman Temple Atwell succumbed to that disease seven years ago. [caption id="attachment_2598" align="alignright" width="300"] Gerry Rodeo…Read more
GERRY - The Gerry Volunteer Fire Department closed the gates on its 73rd annual professional rodeo with a number of memorable highlights for the four performances. The more than 250 cowboys and cowgirls from 34 states and the $78,000 in prize money were both new records for this event. Among the competitors were several who…Read more
GERRY – A standing room only crowd witnessed some of the most competitive action of the week as the Gerry Fire Department closed out the 73rd consecutive year of bringing professional rodeo to Western New York. Highlighting the action was the performance of 18-year-old rookie Daylon Swearingen, Pifford, New York, who scored the third best…Read more
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