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Let r Buck: Round-up Turns 100
The Pendleton Round-up turns a century old this week!
Every year at this time the same world famous slogan can be heard over and over again everywhere you go.
Yes the beautiful time every year when this little podunk town swells to four or five times her size with Round-Up feverish Cowboy types who chew, spit and chase four-legged critters around a screaming arena….check that….That’s normal…
Round-up brings terrorists…ahh tourists…sorry, and all types of income to the City of Pendleton. Some small mom and pop stores in this little burg garner as much as 40% of their yearly revenue during these few days in mid September when obviously the relative income earning ability in this town probably swells exponentially to that of the population swell.
Businesses throughout Pendleton only hope to stay afloat until the tourists and cowboys from afar come in and bale them out for the other 11 months. By all accounts a wonderful little burg, Pendletonians usually fall into the Love or hate thing with respect to this yearly event. Many head for other destinations and can garner several hundred or more renting out their homes, barns, shacks, and front lawns! Most however, actually participate in this annual fest as the little town jumps to life and produces memories that are often lifelong.
In fact, even I am being forced (ahh happily participating) this week starting with tonight’s concert featuring some AARP poster boys Kenny Rogers and the Oakridge boys.
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