The 56th Manawa Lions’ Mid-Western Rodeo attracted more than 15,000 spectators and 240 contestants.
Great weather contributed to the increased attendance at the rodeo and the rodeo parade compared to last year’s event.
Over 100 units participated in the parade on Saturday, July 5.
Area businesses helped promote the rodeo with window painting and other decor.
Winners in each category were: Window Painting – Manawa Accounting & Tax; Outside Décor – Eastling Office LLC; Interior Décor and Western Wear – Manawa Telephone Company.
Parade winners were: Individual Horse – Brooklyn Wepner; Teams of Horses – Kolbe & Kolbe; Riding Clubs – Rodeo City Riders; Patriotic – St. Paul Lutheran School; Miscellaneous – Bear Lake; Western – Zion Lutheran Church; Antique Auto-Tractors – Ray Much.