‘National Day of the Cowboy’ now recognized in Indiana

A Huntertown man worked with lawmakers to make the ceremonial day a reality in the Hoosier State.

 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana is now one of 12 states which will have a day dedicated to the Cowboy.

National Day of the Cowboy is a national nonprofit organization working to contribute to the preservation of America’s cowboy culture and pioneer heritage.

Jerry Betley and Senator Dean Kruse celebrate the signing of legislation to recognize National Cowboy Day in Indiana
Jerry Betley and Senator Dean Kruse celebrate the signing of legislation to recognize National Cowboy Day in Indiana

According to Jerry Betley of Huntertown, it is “so that the history and culture which the NDOC honors, can be shared and perpetuated for the public good.”
Betley says their work is done through education, celebrations, the arts, literature, gatherings, rodeos and other community activities that

Betley is the NDOC Board of Directors, Vice Chairman. He has been working with Senator Dean Kruse (R) since 2009, to pass legislation to honor the day.

He says the goal is to ultimately have all 50 states recognize the day.
Indiana becomes the 12th state to have a National Day of the Cowboy. It will now be celebrated on the 4th Saturday in July.
You can learn more about National Day of the Cowboy HERE