Rodeo team raises funds at annual Calf Fry auction

Darrell Kraupie, of Kraupie’s Real Estate Auctioneers, Bridgeport, calls for bids the auction at the rodeo team’s Black Tie Calf Fry at the Dawes County Fairgrounds Saturday, February 19. — Photo by Vera Ulitina

Darrell Kraupie, of Kraupie’s Real Estate Auctioneers, Bridgeport, calls for bids the auction at the rodeo team’s Black Tie Calf Fry at the Dawes County Fairgrounds Saturday, February 19. — Photo by Vera Ulitina

The Chadron State College Rodeo hosted its annual Black Tie Calf Fry Saturday at the Dawes County Fairgrounds.

The event included a silent auction, a live auction and dinner donated by Feik’s 120 Bar and Restaurant.

Dinner included Rocky Mountain oysters and barbecue beef sandwiches as entrees with various side dishes. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages were provided.

Darrell Kraupie, of Kraupie’s Real Estate Auctioneers in Bridgeport, ran the live auction.

Both auctions included 70 items that the club members collected as donations from family members, friends, and selves.

Each member of the team was required to collect at least three items for the auction.

Head Coach Dustin Luper said that this event was one of the biggest opportunities for the team to raise money.

“We’re expecting a turn-out close to 250-300 people tonight,” Luper said. “Everyone’s welcome to grab some food and bid on whatever they want.”

Each team member was also responsible for selling 10 tickets to people planning on attending the event. Tickets were also sold at the door.

The event raised funds for common team expenses such as traveling and practice supplies.

Candles, rope and bandanas dressed the tables at Saturday’s Black Tie Calf Fry at the Dawes County Fairgrounds. — Photo by Vera Ulitina

Candles, rope and bandanas dressed the tables at Saturday’s Black Tie Calf Fry at the Dawes County Fairgrounds. — Photo by Vera Ulitina


Bull rider Justin Ellis, 21, junior of Thermopolis, Wyo., serves baked potatoes at Black Tie Calf Fry Saturday, February 19. — Photo by Vera Ulitina

Bull rider Justin Ellis, 21, junior of Thermopolis, Wyo., serves baked potatoes at Black Tie Calf Fry Saturday, February 19. — Photo by Vera Ulitina


Hundreds of supporters of the Chadron State Rodeo team eat and bid on items at the Black Tie Calf Fry auction event at the Dawes County Fairgrounds Saturday February 19. — Photo by Vera Ulitina

Hundreds of supporters of the Chadron State Rodeo team eat and bid on items at the Black Tie Calf Fry auction event at the Dawes County Fairgrounds Saturday February 19. — Photo by Vera Ulitina

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