Indiana Household Will get Mitchell Rodeo Expertise at Chamber I-90 Sweater Occasion
An Indiana family will be guests at the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo on the Thursday after the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce’s annual rodeo sweater event.
The Harpers of McCordsville, Indiana were stopped on Interstate 90 Thursday morning by Davison County Sheriff Steve Harr and given the opportunity to be guests of the town of Mitchell for the community rodeo. The family of four – Todd, Lauri, and children Lily, 12, and Sampson, 10 – received VIP tickets for the Thursday night performance.
Other sweater perks included an overnight stay at the Comfort Inn, lunch at The Depot Pub and Grill, coupons for pudding at Culver’s, free entry to Mitchell area attractions, and a Mitchell gift basket. The family also received a key to the city from Mitchell’s Mayor, Bob Everson.
McCordsville is a suburb of Indianapolis about 830 miles from Mitchell.
An annual tradition on the opening day of the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo, the sweater is a special day for a family traveling from overseas, provided they have the flexibility to design the day in Mitchell and add the rodeo to their schedule.
The Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo starts with a bull ride on Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by three nights of traditional rodeo on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Horsemen’s Sports Arena on the northern edge of Mitchell.
The rodeo is celebrating its golden anniversary this year after 50 rodeos in Mitchell since 1971.