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WSC Ag Department plans Cowboy Christmas Event Dec. 8

Saturday, November 10th, 2012
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Nov. 10, 2012
For Immediate release
For more information, contact Kim Murphy at 774-6226
WSC Ag Department plans Cowboy Christmas Event Dec. 8

WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston State College's Agriculture Department is pleased to announce its second Cowboy Christmas Event on Saturday, Dec. 8, in The Well. The cost of admission is a great entertainment value, combining an evening of good food, enjoying music and dancing, as well as being able to watch the National Finals Rodeo on the big screen.

The event was well received and enjoyed by those who attended last year, according to WSC Ag Instructor Kim Murphy.

"Those who came last year had a good time. All the feedback I received was very positive," she said. "I heard a lot of, 'We are surely coming again - and we want to bring friends'."

The day will kick off at 10 a.m. with shopping in The Well. Vendors from North Dakota and Montana will be on hand to help with your Christmas shopping. There is no admission fee charged for the shopping.


"We have many of the same vendors from last year coming, as well as some new ones," Murphy said. "At this time, we have about 30 vendors signed on, and there's still time for more to be added. We are especially looking for cowboy and country-themed vendors."

A social hour, with a no-host cash bar provided by the American Legion Club, will begin at 6 p.m., with a meal catered by Williston's R Rooster BBQ Company at 6:30 p.m. The winners from the second annual Carcass Challenge will be recognized and prizes awarded at about 7:30 p.m.

The WSC Agriculture Ambassadors will give a brief update and our sponsor, Northern Pulse Growers Association will give a brief welcome. There is a silent auction planned with items donated by the vendors from 6-9 pm.  At about 9 p.m., the National Finals Rodeo will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on the big screen, which is provided by Northern Satellite. Music and dancing are scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring, a locally based band that has been making music since the early 1990s. They have performed at the North Dakota State Fair and have opened for national acts, including Joe Diffie, Tracy Lawrence, the Kentucky Headhunters, Nazareth, and others. Balderdash plays a variety of music, from blues, country and rock and roll - they may even throw in a polka or a waltz.

Proceeds from the auction, and any profit made from the evening's activities, will go to WSC's Agriculture Club and Ambassador program, which promotes leadership development and advocacy of agriculture in our area as well as recruitment for the agriculture program, Murphy explained.

Tickets for the dinner are $35 per person and will be sold at the Cowboy Christmas Event  booth, which will be set up in The Well during the day, or can be purchased in advance by contacting Murphy at 774-6226 or email her at Kimberly.murphy@willistonstate.edu.

"We want to invite the public to attend," Murphy emphasized. "This is not just for people in the agriculture community or those wanting to watch the rodeo, but for anyone who would enjoy an evening out with quality entertainment."