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Chris LeDoux to be honored by statue

Statue

Monday, March, 08, 2010 The larger-than-life statue of Chris LeDoux is nearing completion and the date for the monument’s dedication has been set for June 19, 2010 in Kaycee.

The bronze statue titled “Good Ride Cowboy” created by local artist D. Michael Thomas will be the center of festivities that begin Friday, June 18.

Activities will begin with a matched bronc and bareback riding on Friday evening, according to a press release from event organizers. On Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. local musicians will entertain on the deck of the Rusty Spur followed by the unveiling of the statue at 2:30 p.m.

The Western Underground Band featuring Ned LeDoux will play following the dedication followed by the Young Brothers Band performing for a street dance

June 18th

7:00pm - Match Bronc Riding Harold Jarrard Park (Free to Public) 10 riders each event Barrel Racing, Saddle Bronc, and Bareback

June 19th

10:00am - Horse drawn wagon rides from parking areas (Nicki Taylor), KATS Busses is also available for those who cannot ride wagons (& Cash Bar Opens)

1:00pm - 3:00pm - Free Food, Beer and Videos of Chris LeDoux’s Life (4H Kids will have a Lemonade stand open)

3:00pm - Dedication Begins

4:00pm - 6:30pm - Western Underground

7:00pm - 2:00am - Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers


Monday, March, 05, 2007 The late Chris LeDoux will be honored by a statue that will be the centerpiece of the planned, "Chris LeDoux Memorial Park" in Kaycee, Wyo. D Michael Thomas created the sculpture.

The bronze titled "Good Ride Cowboy" depicts LeDoux's 1976 world championship ride, on Stormy Weather, and further incorporates his love of music, and status as a renowned, and admired singer, songwriter, recording artist replicating his Guild acoustic guitar and strap as the base of the sculpture. The bronze will be 1 1/2 times life size.

The "Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation" was recently created to help generate funds to support work on the bronze.To make a donation or purchase a D Michael Thomas bronze "Good Ride Cowboy," contact:
Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation
PO Box 51
Kaycee, WY 82639