Roundup for Autism is Friday

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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The 25th Annual Roundup for Autism Parade and Celebrity Rodeo benefiting the Autism Treatment Centers of Texas is Friday, Sept. 20, at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

The parade begins at 6 p.m. and will feature various community clubs, cheerleading squads and celebrities marching up Exchange Avenue, in addition to cowboys, saloon girls, flamenco dancers and other characters.

The parade will be led by Bobby Norris, founder of the Roundup for Autism, and the Lone Star Pony Express. The Pony Express is a group of riders from the Houston area who hold events around the calendar to raise money for the Roundup for Autism.

The parade route will end at Cowtown Coliseum for the Celebrity Rodeo, which starts at 8 p.m.

For more information about the parade, or to register your own club, call Denise and Fern Marin at 817-253-6897 or email

For more information about the rodeo, call Leslie Shelton at 817-235-5628. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

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