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Pop Can Commemorates Abilene Rodeo’s 75th Anniversary
Abilene, Kan. (June 3, 2021) – To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo in Abilene, Kan., the rodeo’s logo will be placed on Pepsi cans in the central Kansas area.
Mahaska Bottling Co. will distribute 60,000 Pepsi cans, with the rodeo’s logo on the back, at area grocery and convenience stores.
The cans will be sold in twenty-four and twelve-packs and will hit the shelves in the next few weeks, said Larry Brake, rodeo committee man and coordinator of the project.
The cans will be distributed in the general area of Salina, to Concordia, to Manhattan, Kansas.
The same project was done for the rodeo’s 50th anniversary in 1995.
The 75th Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo will take place August 4-7 in Abilene, Kansas at the Central Kansas Free Fair. Performances start at 7:30 pm each night. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12. They can be purchased at various locations around Abilene and the area, online at
www.ckff.net, and at the gate.
For more information, visit the website at WildBillHickokRodeo.com or call 785.263.4570.