National Day of the Cowboy celebration set for Sunday

With Governor Sam Brownback issuing a proclamation proclaiming the Kansas Day of the Cowboy for 2012, a celebration locally is set to take place on Sunday.

Ron Wilson, known for his work with the Huck Boyd Institute for Rural Development at K-State is the Poet Lariat for the event, and he tells KMAN about the history behind the celebration.

“It has been celebrated at the national level since 2005 specifically during the last week of July,” Wilson says. “With other events like the Kaw Valley Rodeo and Riley County Fair going on, we’re excited for the celebration.”

Those who have their ticket stub from the Kaw Valley Rodeo will receive a 5% discount for the event. The cost is $20 per person with Children ten and under half price and those two and under free.

Advance registrations for the event are required, the event begins at 6pm Sunday July 29 at the Lazy T Ranch on Zeandale Road.

Reservations are encouraged to be made by Friday either by phone at 785-537-9727 or online at kansasdayofthecowboy.com