Round 'Em Up


Manager’s Minute…

What a whirlwind week!

On Thursday we were honored to provide the building to the wonderful people of Mount Rogers. The organization held its annual Employee Appreciation and Wellness Day at the facility.

The Mt Rogers staff were treated to mini manicures, acupuncture, chair massages, door prizes, a band and lots of good food provided by Apex’s Piggalicious Concessions stand. These people know how to celebrate their employees! The attendees said “This was such a fun party, and the activities, vendors, and the food were all awesome.”

I had the pleasure of working with Candace in building the event. She is a gem and the employees of Mt Rogers are lucky to have her. Her heart for the employees was evident by all of the care that went into planning the event and giving the employees time to get away.

We look forward to working with them more in the future!

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As soon as the employee activities wound down, we rolled right into flipping the Meade Tractor Arena Floor for the Rodeo Extravaganza to benefit St Jude’s. Stages were moved out of one end of the building while horse pens and cattle chutes were loaded in through the other end.

The rodeo lasted the weekend, offering barrel racing, roping and additional riding events. Over 1000 participants, spectators & volunteers made their way through the building for this fundraiser event.

The event kicked off Friday with the Eddie Wagoner Memorial Rodeo. Saturday brought the Madison Wood Open Barrel Race and not a dry in eye in the place as Miss Reed Lawson rode her pony around the arena, carrying the flag, with the National Anthem playing. The weekend concluded with the Kalmbach/Tribute Team Roping event. Thousands of dollars were given away in prizes to the local participants.

While exhausting, it’s been so wonderful to see the building used for truly amazing causes. Who can argue with recognizing employees and a fundraiser to help kids and families battling cancer? We are so honored to be a part of all of it!


Kathy Finley