Lapp family signs on to run Cattlemen’s Ball Ranch Rodeo
Among events scheduled for the 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska is a Ranch Rodeo Saturday, June 8, along the Frenchman Creek near Enders Reservoir at the Wayne and Chris Krausnick place.
But this Ranch Rodeo will be a unique event, as southwest Nebraska’s own ranchers Keith Lapp and son Heath of Hayes Center will saddle up and run the event.
“It was easy to say yes to run this ranch rodeo,” Heath Lapp said. “It is close to home, it’s a great cause for cancer fundraising. Running this event is our contribution.”
The Lapps are no strangers to running rodeo events. The family has been ranching since 1952 in Hayes County. “We got into the rodeo business in the ‘70s,” Keith Lapp said, “and started a roping club in 1975. Our ropings draw crowds from all over, including Colorado and Kansas.”
“The 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball Committee is very pleased to have the Lapp family from Hayes Center oversee and run the Ranch Rodeo event,” said Joey Large, 2019 Ball treasurer.
“The family is very experienced in running ranch rodeos and jackpot ropings and is well-respected throughout the Midwest for having entertaining and successful events. The committee is looking forward to an event with talented individuals and teams showcasing their livestock and roping skills,” he said.
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