THE Scone Charity Rodeo has a long and proud history in the local community that dates back to 1932. However, the event needs a new injection of support to keep the tradition alive.
One of the committee's vital members, Jessica Norton, recently moved to Sydney. The shift means she can no longer serve the roles of treasurer and secretary, leaving two crucial positions up for grabs.
The rodeo's president Jade Smith said it's vital these positions are filled if the show is going to go ahead in May.
"We're always welcoming more committee members but they're the two main positions we need to fill," Mr Smith said.
"And, we're going to have to fill them if there is going to be a rodeo in May.
"I can't physically do it all on my own."
Mr Smith said the person for the job doesn't necessarily need to be rodeo-minded.
"Ideally I would like the secretary side of things to be someone that is a little bit rodeo-minded, but they don't have to be a competitor or heavily involved in rodeos," he said.
"And the treasurer role, it doesn't need to be anyone rodeo related really.
"It just needs to be someone that can put everything on a spreadsheet for us, take note of what goes in and what comes out and present that to the committee.
"They don't need to be a cowboy or a cowgirl or be involved in rodeo."
The Scone Charity Rodeo, one of the drawcard events during the annual Scone Horse Festival in May, was called off in 2018 due to the million-dollar redevelopment of White Park, which forced organisers to pull the pin until construction finished in February last year.
The focus was then put on a bigger and better night for all to enjoy in 2019 - and it was, with the newly built undercover arena proving a hit and thousands flooding through the gates.
Mr Smith said it would be "a big shame for the town if they couldn't rally a few committee members together and make it happen again".
"I would have liked to have thought that now with the new arena we could go ahead in leaps and bounds," he said.
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