The Oglesby Lions Club will be hosting the 53rd annual Rattlesnake Roundup on Saturday, Feb. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 26. The Rattlesnake Roundup will include a snake show and vendor fair, which will take place at the Oglesby Community Center.
General admission will be $5. Children under six years of age are free to enter. Oglesby Independent School District will provide breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7-10 a.m. Concessions will be taken care of by the Oglesby Volunteer Fire Department and the Oglesby ISD.
World famous snake handler Jackie Bibby, known as “The Texas Snake Man,” will perform live demonstrations at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Bibby has more than 50 years of snake handling experience. Bibby is known for taking risks to break records. In 2006, Bibby held 10 western diamondback rattlesnakes in his mouth for 12.5 seconds, setting the Guinness World Record in the “Most Live Rattlesnakes Held in Mouth” category.
The Vendor Fair will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. There will also be live entertainment from “Ed Leonard & Friends” on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. On Sunday, “Tell Runyan” will perform from 1-4 p.m.
Snake registration will be on Saturday morning, Feb. 25. Registration will open at 7 a.m. with a fee of $5. There will be no professional snake hunters, and snakes will not be registered after 10 a.m. on Feb. 26. A Safety Pledge will need to be signed, and a correct hunter’s license will be required.
A car/motorcycle show will take place on Feb. 25, and a community blood drive.
For more information call 469-450-4973, or email email@example.com. Information can be found online on Facebook at Oglesby Lions Club Rattlesnake Roundup.
Officers of the Oglesby Lions Club include: Cody Miller, president; Ryan Basham, 1st vice president; Willie Smith, 2nd vice president; Nancy Kepple, secretary; and Ted Tatum, treasurer.
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