Festival rodeo rated No. 1
The Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival rodeo, under the direction of Merrill O’Neal (right), has been named “Rodeo of the Year” for 2011 by the Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association. The 22-year-old rodeo is one of the festival’s longest standing events. O’Neal has directed the rodeo since its inception. The Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival is produced by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. O’Neal was recently presented with the prestigious award by Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Scott Terry.