Roping, bull riding, steer wrestling and many more events will be available in the Douglass Triple “D” Stampede Rodeo at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Stephens County fairgrounds.

Betty Greer, National Triple “D” secretary, said “It’s going to be a lot of black cowboys, not all black, but a lot of black cowboys. I don’t think Duncan has seen anything like this before.”

The rodeo is a fundraiser for the National Triple “D” organization and to help with up keep of the Douglass Complex, which has a school reunion every two years.

To put on the event, Greer contacted Dale Lyons, rodeo director, to bring the rodeo into Duncan. And Lyons agreed to help her raise money for the Douglass School.

Lyons said he expected people from Texas and Oklahoma City to come to Duncan for the rodeo.

Greer said she was not sure how many people to expect for the rodeo.

“I’ve received so many calls that I haven’t been able to keep up with returning all of them,” she said.

Before the rodeo begins, there will be a parade at 4 p.m. in downtown Duncan.

Among the events at the rodeo, Greer said the event she has been told is one to watch is the Pony Express. In the Pony Express, groups of five of six people compete against each other in a relay race in the arena.

Lyons said people watching the rodeo will enjoy the events.

“It will be a very exciting two hour show,” he said.

Greer said her son, Marcellus Smith, rodeo rider, thought Duncan was a good place to have the rodeo.

“Duncan is the center of where all these people are coming from,” Greer said. “He said it has the best arena he’s ever seen.”

She said she thought Duncan needed the rodeo.

“I think it’s a good thing for Duncan,” she said. “We need something different here.”

Tickets are available by calling Greer at 580-255-1702 and are $7 each.

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