Annual Ray Forcier Memorial Rodeo coming to Benton Sept. 16-17

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The seventh annual Ray Forcier Memorial Rodeo will be kicking up dust in Benton this weekend.

The two-night extravaganza will begin Friday, Sept. 16,  and Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Willie Waggoner Arena. Events will begin at 8 p.m. both days.

 J.E. Jorden, rodeo stock contractor and producer, said there are plenty of events planned for the two-day event that will please all ages.

“…this is my hometown rodeo and we go all out to make it better each year. It’s something that draws people in from all over, and it’s usually a big turnout,” Jorden previously told the Press-Tribune. “It’s good for the community as well, being a pretty big attraction. People can come and see a big time rodeo, which is something most don’t get to see very often.”

Jorden is hoping a large turnout again this year.

“This is one of the biggest rodeos in the state of Louisiana and, for sure, one of the biggest outdoor events,” Jorden said.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (10 and under). For more information, call (318) 426-2443.