Awe shucks! No one jailed during Night of the Cowboy

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Red Bear Outfitters cooked the food for the Night of the Cowboy celebration.

By Mila Besich Lira

Superior Sun

While Congress declared that the last Saturday in July should be the National Day of the Cowboy, Cowboys here in Arizona understand that July is no time to have a party in the desert. This year the Superior Chamber of Commerce moved the La Noche de Vaquero event to October to keep the cowboys in attendance calm, cool and collected.

This year the Superior Chamber of Commerce recognized Manny Ruiz for his contributions to the cowboy and ranching culture of Superior and Arizona. Merry Darr read a touching biography on Ruiz and his wife Aurora during the award presentation (See related story).

The event Sheriff Albo Guzman was on patrol, looking out for anyone who did not follow the rules by not wearing Cowboy Attire and this year, everyone in attendance donned the appropriate attire and the jail cell sat empty for the night.

The Red Bear Outfitters prepared a steak dinner, during dinner cowboy poetry and stories were read and Frank Rabago sang many classic country songs. As the sun went down and the sky turned black those boots made for walking turned into boots made for dancing to the tunes of “The Local Boys”.

The event was sponsored by Arizona Public Service and Porter’s Cafe. Proceeds raised from the event will assist the Chamber with upgrades to their new office on Main St.

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