Fifty-one Years of Rodeo

rodeo(AP) – The small central Kansas town of Abbyville, west of Hutchinson, is ready for its annual influx of cowboys.

The 51st annual Abbyville rodeo is scheduled for this weekend. It draws thousands of contestants and spectators to the Reno County town of 87 residents.

Abbyville Frontier Days also includes good food, music, a parade and a cowboy church service on Sunday. Events begin Thursday, with the first rodeo competition on Friday evening.