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Jackson, MS 02/07/09

Parade kicks off Dixie National Rodeo

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - When you hear the sound of horses clip-clopping down Capital Street, you know the Dixie National Rodeo is here!

Saturday morning, the Rodeo Parade officially kicked off the Dixie National Rodeo at the state fairgrounds in Jackson. This year, the Rodeo Parade was bigger and better than ever with more participants in cars, on motorcycles, marching and parading down the street.

It's a great event for families.  Children dive for candy and stare in awe as the parade goes by.

The parade and the rodeo are great for Mississippi's economy too. "The money that's spent here, great times people have here, all these kids that show livestock, they ride, Marsha and I always support this because it's a great thing," says Governor Haley Barbour.

Governor Barbour and First Lady Marsha Barbour join Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell in the parade every year. 

The rodeo runs until Wednesday night.

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