BRAWLEY – Â The Brawley Chamber of Commerce received one lone application for the queen category from local Valley resident Anne Locher.
Locher was asked why she decided to run.
“I truly want to give back to my community and share the values that rodeo and the western lifestyle have instilled in me,” said Locher.
Locher met with the Brawley Cattle Call Queen Committee to review guidelines, patterns, and expectations for the contest and coming year. The committee couldn’t be more excited to have Locher represent the 60th Anniversary of Cattle Call. With her experience and skill in horsemanship, the committee believes she will make a great queen and ambassador for the Imperial Valley, sport of rodeo, and the western way of life.
Despite a recent change in the rules regarding the residency of a contestant, the contest only received the one application after being re-opened in July.
“We had mostly positive feedback about the ruling change and quite a few inquiries from potential candidates outside the Valley,” said Co-Chairs Alexis Brown and Kaylynn Sampson. “Sadly, that didn’t lead to anything this year, but we hope that is a sign for the future of the contest.”