Cowboy Poetry, music and school instruction are part of Rendezvous week – Cache Valley Daily
Chris Mortenson, Ernie Sites and Jon Chandler Courtesy of Jason Williams
LOGAN — The 12th Annual Cache Valley Cowboy Meetup takes place in Cowboy Church on Sunday with all activities at the Cache County Event Center on the Fairgrounds.
On KVNU’s For the People show on Tuesday, founder Dale Major said he was still meeting people who hadn’t heard of the rendezvous.
“Whether you like it or not, whether you come or not, I guess it’s your decision. But my job, I think, is to make sure you know it’s there, and so we do a lot to promote it. It actually came as an idea, my kids and I play around a bit. We went to an event where we played open mic. Coming home I thought ‘you know Cache Valley should be able to make something like this work, support something like that”. That’s kind of how it started and I had some good friends that I pitched the idea to, and they all said ‘hey yeah that’s fine, we’ll help you out,'” he said. -he explains.
Major thanks to performer Ernie Sites for exploring the educational side that has become a Rendezvous week tradition.
They go to schools, thanks to a grant from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. They teach creative writing, guitar, harmonica and more.
The sites talked about the experience. “The children are wonderful. I have to say that today I entertained everything from third to sixth graders (in) different vintage classrooms. And the children were very respectable, there are always a few who act like me when I was that age (laughs)”
Also on the program, Chris Mortenson, who gave a demonstration of the cowboy poetry you might hear Sunday at Cowboy Church, and Jon Chandler, who is from Colorado. They brought their guitars to the show and provided plenty of entertainment for the hour.
You can get the full program, including virtual viewing options, at CVCowboy.org.