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Generations of local families love Warwick Rodeo

Miss Appearance Laura Lee with her grandfather Ronnie, during the Warwick Rodeo queens and princess tour of Akooramak on Monday.
Miss Appearance Laura Lee with her grandfather Ronnie, during the Warwick Rodeo queens and princess tour of Akooramak on Monday. Kerri Burns-Taylor

A TRIP down memory lane yesterday highlighted a Warwick icon's special place in the heart of Ronnie Lee and his granddaughter, Laura.

Laura, this year's Warwick Rodeo Miss Personality, and the other queens and princesses visited her grandfather and the other residents of the Akooramak Home for the Aged.

Mr Lee and Laura chatted about the rodeo, which was home to a special milestone for Mr Lee and the woman who would become his wife and Laura's grandmother, Dorothy.

"My grandma told me their first outing together was to the Warwick Rodeo during the 1950s and it was the first time she met granddad's father," Laura said.

Yesterday's visit was the first day of week-long duties for the girls, who also visited the Oaks Nursing Home and will make their way around schools and other organisations.

Rodeo Queen Ella Waugh said visiting with nursing home residents was important.

"We have been chatting with the residents and hearing great stories - one of the ladies told us she went to the first ever rodeo," she said.



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