The Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo has many attractions but one of the crowd favorites is the grand entry performances by the Rodeo Sweethearts. In 1991 O.D. and Donna Kay Tucker were in search of a way to creatively recognize fair sponsors and thank them for their sponsorships when they formed the Rodeo Sweethearts. Donna Kay and Cisco formed a team of 12-16 ladies who became known as the Fort Bend County Fair Rodeo Sweethearts. Carrying sponsor flags while riding horseback and performing breath taking routines, the Rodeo Sweethearts found a way to proudly represent the fair sponsors. It was the perfect way to add a little sparkle to the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo.
This tradition carries on even today as the Rodeo Sweethearts not only perform during the fair, but throughout the year. Their goal is to not only share their talent in the arena, but to work towards building a team that gives back to the community. They have truly become ambassadors of the fair.
This year the Rodeo Sweethearts’ chairperson is Joan McArthur. Current members are Pam Vacek, Cynthia Reyna, Courtney Anthony, Eden Parr, Jackie Parr, Mandy Batson, Brenda Pullen, Laurie McCarty, Jackie Brady, Donna Stavinoha, Jessica Davis, Rebecca Boaz, Linda Jachetta, Sally Tate, Megan Debord, Stacie Boudrie and Brittany Moreno.