Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Optimist Rodeo, produced by the Optimist Club of Belleville, will not be held on the second weekend in June. We will no longer be sponsoring a professional rodeo.
We wish to thank everyone who supported our rodeo fundraiser. The proceeds were used to benefit youth in our area through scholarships, team sponsorships, Junior Optimist Clubs, high school Octagon Clubs, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Santa Parade, the Santa House and many other youth activities The Optimist Club funded.
Our sincere appreciation to every sponsor, company and individual, who made the Optimist Rodeo possible.Without the rodeo fans who came and cheered for the contestants, and the contestants who competed for the fans, there would not have been this family friendly event for 21 years.
On behalf of the Rodeo Committee, the members of the Optimist Club of Belleville, and every person who helped make our rodeo possible, "We wish you happy trails."
Optimist Rodeo chairman