The Leesville Lions Club has issued several requirements for those wishing to enter through the rear gate of the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds for the Leesville Lions Club Rodeo this Thursday through Saturday.
Vehicles may only enter through the back gate if they meet the following conditions:
-They are a current Leesville Lions Club member, and the driver is wearing his or her Leesville Lions Club vest;
-They are a PRCA member competing in the rodeo, and the driver presents a PRCA pass. PRCA card holders are permitted entry along with one companion. All others in the vehicle will need a pre-purchased ticket;
-They have a parking pass, which was issued to current Leesville Lions Club members, the current Rodeo Queen and her contestants, box seat holders who purchased a pass, and rodeo contractor personnel. Passes are for specific nights, and they must present a pass for the correct night. Rodeo contractor personnel will have unlimited access. Parking passes are distributed by the Rodeo chairman, co-chairman, and box seat chairman only, to the people listed above;
-They are a local contestant competing in the rodeo on the night they wish to enter the back gate. All local contestants competing in the rodeo, if they do not have a PRCA card, will be on the Rodeo Contestant Day Sheet, which lists each night's rodeo entries. If they are not in the rodeo that particular night, they are not allowed in through the back gate. A copy of the Rodeo Contestants Day Sheet will be available at the back gate for reference to grant access.
Trail riders can pay $5 to ride in the grand entry; however, they must park in the fenced lot outside the arena area.
When a vehicle is cleared to enter, it will be sent to the next gate for parking instructions. There are to be no ticket sales at the back gate, nor will there be any foot traffic through the back gate.
Handicap parking is handled in the main parking area at the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds entrance. Anyone who is not on the back gate entry list above must enter through the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds entrance.