Somervell County Commissioners agreed to waive extra building fees for the American Junior Rodeo Association finals on Monday.
Expo Center representative Mike Dooley told commissioners that the Junior Rodeo was considering using the center for the 2011 and 2012 finals, plus two smaller events each year. The five-day event would take place in July each year and bring several thousand spectators to Glen Rose.
“We need shows and this is a really big show to get in here - a huge show,” Dooley said.
He estimated that by waiving the fee it would cost the county 10 percent of the revenue, approximately $3,000-4,000. Dooley also said that the city of Glen Rose had already agreed to spend $50,000 of the hotel/motel tax in hopes of getting the AJRA to the Expo Center.
The American Junior Rodeo Association will meet on Monday, Aug. 24, to discuss the site of the 2011 and 2012 finals. Dooley said if Somervell County is chosen it should be notified by Sept. 1.