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Upcoming weekend full of fun and games

Just about the biggest, most exciting weekend of the year for Prineville is about to start, and to make sure none of the excitement is missed, here is a schedule of the events coming up
It all starts with the traditional cattle drive through downtown Prineville to the Crook County Fairgrounds. This heralds the beginning of the 2001 Crooked River Roundup. However, once at the fairgrounds visitors will find a different kind of excitement: the Rockhound Pow Wow Gem and Mineral Expo. This is the weekend that will be packed with something for everyone. For a story on this year’s Crooked River Roundup Grand Marshal Smokey Flegel and his long history with local rodeos, see page 4. For more on the Rockhound Pow Wow, see page 1B. When the annual cattle drive through downtown Prineville reaches the Crook County Fairgrounds, the 56th Annual Crooked River Roundup will have officially begun. The annual rodeo isn’t the only activity going on this weekend, though. To help everyone get the most out of the next four days of excitement, the following is a schedule of events: Wednesday Rockhound Pow Wow at the fairgrounds (Runs through Sunday, with displays of polished and rough gems and minerals) Wednesday The Crooked River Roundup traditional cattle drive through town to the fairgrounds Thursday Crooked River Roundup’s annual Spikes and Spurs Golf Tournament at Meadow Lakes Golf Course — 8 a.m. (The rules for this event mandate that each golfer wear formal cowboy attire; cowboy hat, chaps and spurs. Golf Pro Marshal Houston warned that cowboy boots would not be accept able, however.) Friday Crooked River Roundup’s Cowboy Breakfast at the fairgrounds — 6 a.m. Rodeo Slack — 8 a.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance — 7 p.m. Saturday Summer Fest 2001 — most, but not all, events, exhibits and entertainments will be held at Pioneer Park Summer Fest Cowboy Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. on the courthouse lawn. Rodeo Slack — 8 a.m. Crooked River Roundup Parade — Line up 8 a.m. Parade starts through downtown Prineville — 10 a.m. Kids Festival — 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pioneer Park Street Fest — 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Downtown Prineville; Arts, antiques, crafts & collectibles, food vendors Live music, comedy and beer garden— 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Pioneer Park BBQ and Free Entertainment — 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Boys & Girls Club BBQ at Pioneer Park. “Keep the Ball Rolling” Ball Race for Boys & Girls Club, Hudspeth Road — 4 p.m. BBQ, beer garden & free live entertainment at the Prineville Elks Lodge — 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance — 7 p.m. Crook County Fairgrounds. Sunday PRCA Rodeo Kids Day — 2 p.m. — Kids stick horse race — 2001 Miss Rodeo Oregon Coronation