Buffalo Stampede Plans in the Making

Directors of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce met Thursday, May 23rd, for their regular monthly meeting. President Corey Theiss presided over an agenda that focused on plans for the annual Buffalo Stampede.

Directors voted in favor of moving the Stampede to the Leon County Expo Center. The Stampede Parade, however, will remain in Buffalo and follow the same route that it has for the past several year. Directors voted to have Buffalo Mayor Jerrod Jones serve as the Grand Marshall of the parade. Jones accepted the position.

A Lone Star BBQ sanctioned Cook Off will again be part of the Stampede. Several ideas for raffle items were discussed including guns and Cajun style cookers and a 4-wheeler. Other activities are still being discussed but are not finalized.

Directors approved the decision to request funds for support of the Stampede from the City of Buffalo and from the BEDC.

Shannon Rodell, Courtney Rodell, and Chris Rankin addressed the board on behalf of the 4th of July Hat Brand Rodeo that will be held again this year at the Expo. The event will be 5 days in length this year and will include a concert on Saturday night. Directors voted to allow a $1,200 donation to the 4th of July Hat Brand Rodeo.

The Family Dollar Store was selected as the Member of the Month.

Directors present at the meeting were Chad Rudani, Elaine Graves, Susan Wilder, Phillip Bounds, Samantha Jones, Pam Stroud, Sue Pittman, Ed Chatterly, Parthena Moore Newsom, Stacey McCeig, Tommy Neyland, Corey Theiss, Kenneth Oliver, and Pat Ellison Williams. Attending guests were Mayor Jerrod Jones, and Shirley and Carrol Perry of Perry?s Small Engine Repair.