T.L. Waggoner School Holds Wrangler Round Up Fall Festival

Hury Luna Jr.,6, throws a bean bag to win a prize
Hury Luna Jr.,6, throws a bean bag to win a prize

IMPERIAL – Country themed booths, a hay ride and cowboy bingo was what the night was all about at the T.L Waggoner school’s fall “Wrangler Round Up” Saturday night.

This annual small town country event is normally scheduled a week before the famous Brawley Cattle Call, but this year, the parent teacher organization decided to hold the round up a week later.

“We decided to do it later this year because we didn’t want to compete with all the other events going on in the Valley, especially Cattle Call,” said Doug Struckmeyer, resident of T.L Waggoner Elementary School’s PTO.

As a long line formed for the small train ride, children had their picture taken with the Cattle Call Queen Alex Baran and Teen Queen Sarah Grizzle in a hay photo booth costing three tickets.

“I am having so much fun! I look forward to this every year,” said Nancy Castillo as she watched her daughter play in the inflatable jumper. “I finally get to wear my cowboy boots!” 

Small wranglers and cowgirls danced in the Saturday night disco tent, while Imperial High School basketball team members set up two  large basketball hoops and gave out a candy prize to those who scored a basket.

Tickets were sold near the entrance for 50 cents each, and all proceeds were donated to T.L Waggoner Elementary School’s PTO to fund school events and field trips.

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