My resolution celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Bickleton-Cleveland Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo

The Washington State Senate recently adopted a resolution sponsored by me; it recognizes and congratulates the towns of Bickleton and Cleveland on the 100th anniversary of the Bickleton-Cleveland Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo.

This is the 100th year of this great family-friendly event and I am proud to recognize this achievement on the floor of the Senate.

The Bickleton-Cleveland Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo will be June 11-13 and feature a rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, cowboy breakfasts, a Saturday night dance, and a 1905 restored Herschell-Spillman carousel – one of only three of its type still in operation.

It’s all about tradition, community and family. The whole community comes together each year for this event. Local ranchers provide the rodeo stock, local cowboys provide the entertainment, and shops provide the great foods and deserts.

Many families and young people, who have left the area for one reason or another, make their way back home to participate in the picnic and rodeo – an annual tradition. Others come from across the state and around the nation to take part.

Senate Resolution 8692was adopted by the Senate unanimously on Feb. 25.