85th event set June 11-June 16

Activities planned for the annual Cattlemen’s Convention are scheduled from Tuesday, June 11, through Sunday, June 16.

Tuesday, June 11, at 6 p.m. - Grand Opening of the Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum at 201 E. 6th Street, Pawhuska.

Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. - The Uncorked kickoff party for the Cattlemen’s Convention will be held at The Pioneer Woman Event Center. For tickets, contact the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce at 918-287-1208.

Friday, June 14, activities will begin at 10 a.m. with a trade show at the Osage County Fairgrounds. The Hall of Fame Luncheon will be at 12 p.m. (Noon) at the Fairgrounds. Inductees this year will be two iconic figures, Lee Holcombe and Barbara Strahm.

Michael Kelsey, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, and Heather Buckmaster, executive director of the Oklahoma Beef Council, will be speakers for the luncheon.

At 6:30 p.m. Friday there will be a barbecue dinner. Then, at 8 p.m., there will be an Osage County Cattlemen’s Association Dance Under the Stars featuring the Rick Cook Band. The gate will open at 6:30 for the dance, but the event begins at 8 p.m. Cost is $10.

Saturday, June 15, at 8 a.m. at the Fairgrounds, there will be a complimentary Ranch Tour Breakfast. The Ranch Tour of Southeastern Osage County will begin at 9 a.m., when the procession will leave the Fairgrounds. The tour will conclude with a barbecue lunch at the Windmill Ranch, near Pershing. At 6 p.m. there will be a ranch rodeo at the Fairgrounds.

Sunday, June 16, events at the Fairgrounds include Cowboy Church at 9 a.m.; Kids Dummy Roping at 10 a.m.; the introduction of Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping contestants at 11 a.m.; and the annual Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping competition at 1 p.m.

For information and advance ticket purchase, call Jeanne Strom at 918-287-4170.


Ice cream social coming June 22

The annual Drummond Home ice cream social is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price, Hominy. Special events this year include Chuck Drummond telling stories about the Drummond family for the guests. There will also be a Drummond Heirloom Exhibit, which will include family artifacts normally kept in storage. There will be tours of the home, as well as ice cream, cookies and punch. Admission will be $7 for adults; $5 for seniors; and $4 for students 6-17 years of age. For additional information, call the Drummond Home at 918-885-2374.