A royal kickoff to Roundup season
The 2019 Crooked River Roundup is coming soon, and kicking off the season once again will be the Banquet and Queen Coronation and Auction.
The eighth annual event will take place next Saturday at Prineville Golf Club, a change of venue for the event that has historically taken place at Carey Foster Hall.
"We were trying to downsize it a little bit," explained Georgia McCabe, the Crooked River Roundup Queen Coordinator.
The banquet not only serves as the kickoff to the Roundup season, it is the first chance for the public to meet 2019 Crooked River Roundup Queen Janna Davis and Roundup Grand Marshal Dan Severance.
The coronation event kicks off with a no-host bar and social hour, and dinner will follow. The meal will include barbecue tri-tip and chicken as well as a green salad, baked potatoes, baked beans and rolls.
The event will include a silent and live auction as well as a dessert auction.
"We will have people bring in homemade desserts, and Janna has something special planned for that," McCabe said.
Since the event will take place at a local golf course this year, a golf tournament is planned for the afternoon preceding the banquet. Details for the event are yet to be determined.
The banquet and associated events are intended to raise funds for Davis' travel and queen outfits during her 2019 reign, which will take her all over the Pacific Northwest as she represents the Crooked River Roundup.
During the banquet, Davis will be introduced as the new Roundup Queen. She will be crowned by her outgoing predecessor, 2018 Roundup Queen Riann Cornett. Dan Severance will also be introduced as the 2019 Grand Marshal and honored with a red grand marshal jacket.
Davis grew up in the Madras area, McCabe said, where she competed on the high school equestrian team and served as an FFA officer. In addition, she previously served as queen for both Deschutes County and Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo.
Davis recently graduated from the Paul Mitchell beauty school in Portland, and she currently works at Home Depot.
"She is a really great girl," McCabe said.
The Eighth Annual Crooked River Roundup Banquet and Queen Coronation and Auction will take place at Prineville Golf Club on Saturday, May 11. A no-host bar and social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 or $10 for children 12 and younger.