Concert at Puyallup Fair & Events Center to Help Bullfighter Recovering from Brain Aneurysm

Puyallup, WA – March 20, 2006 – Dressing up in your finest cowboy boots, hats and jeans to attend a Jonathan Harris concert will be even more rewarding on May 27th, when you know that it is also a fundraiser for rodeo bullfighter Dwayne Hargo. He’s a Puyallup Rodeo favorite who is recovering from a brain aneurysm.

The Jonathan Harris concert will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center in the ShowPlex Exhibition Center, and is the first official concert to be held in the new venue. Ticket prices are $17.50 each, or a Golden Circle Table (a reserved table for eight, with 16 beverage tickets and a private meet & greet with Dwayne and Jonathan) is $300. They are available by calling (253) 841-5047, or downloading the order form on the Fair’s website, www.thefair.com.

Complimentary snacks will be served. Alcoholic beverages and food will also be available for purchase at the concert. The net proceeds of the concert, hosted by the Puyallup Rodeo Wranglers, will be placed in an account set up for Dwayne Hargo.

Jonathan Harris, Tacoma country singer turned Nashville recording star has opened for some of the biggest names in country music: Jo Dee Messina, Trick Pony, Gary Allen, Blackhawk, Merle Haggard and more. His CDs will also be available for purchase.

Dwayne Hargo is well known at the Puyallup Rodeo. He’s a bullfighter by trade – and qualified six times for the National Finals Rodeo, where he won a World Championship in the Wrangler Bullfighter Competition in 1989. For years he has focused his career on saving cowboys’ lives, providing that valuable back-up protection to bull riders.

Now the Puyallup Rodeo Wranglers want to return the favor. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Dwayne experienced a brain aneurysm. Thanks to his skilled medical team, Dwayne is not only with us, but is making strides every day — and hopes to return to the work he loves.

To help with his family’s expenses since Dwayne has been unable to work, an account has been set up at U.S. Bank. Visit any local U.S. Bank branch in the country, and tell them you would like to donate money to the Dwayne Hargo Donation Account. They will look up the appropriate account number and deposit the funds for you. It will feel good to do what Dwayne has been doing for years – saving a cowboy’s life!

Dates for the 2006 Puyallup Fair are Sept. 8-24. This Pacific Northwest tradition features the top names in entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals. For further information, visit www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.

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