Cowboy poets earn their supper at Grass Valley event |

Cowboy poets earn their supper at Grass Valley event

The Grass Valley Elks Lodge No. 538, at 109 S. School St., is hosting a cowboy evening Saturday that includes supper, music, and the best cowboy poetry west of the Rockies.

Imagine yourself sitting in front of a campfire under the stars as a bunch of poets from far and wide – Clayton to Oroville – regale the audience with stories about sage wisdom, love, and, of course, their beloved horses.

“All they ask for is a free supper,” says event chairperson Dawn Narvaez. “They’re flamboyant people who enjoy telling their tales of the trail.”

Local talent, too, is represented by the likes of Karen Macy, Dave Gallino, Patty Costa and Bill Schultz, former country supervisor, who says in one of his poems, “I’ve been unable lately to invest in purebred cows, since my ex-wives and her lawyers are dependents of mine.”

Supper, served at 5 p.m., includes what cowboys and cowgirls expect: pork ribs, beans, coleslaw, and what only can be described as “awesome” corn bread. Although ticket sales for supper are over, Narvaez said folks can try their luck at the door. “We usually prepare more than we need,” she said, “so people who come early may well find we have meals left (supper plus the poetry is $15). If all meals are gone, they can pay just $10 for the poetry performance at 6 p.m.” The doors open at 4 p.m.

And, no, the Fruit Jar Pickers from Rough and Ready will not be present, as previously reported by a rogue press release.

Call Narvaez 432-9106 or the lodge 273-8342 for information or visit on the Web.

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