Started in 2010 by Parr Lumber Newberg store manager and amateur ranch roper Glenn Aust, the Tough Strand Invitational will begin at 10 a.m. on the field adjacent to Parr Lumber’s Newberg store at 200 N Elliot and is open to the public.
During the competition Parr Lumber will host a BBQ lunch to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities and give away door prizes worth more than $800. Families are invited to participate in onsite activities including live music by local acoustic duo Jon and Keri White.
“It’s a great community event with prizes and activities for kids and great discounts in the store for families,” said Aust a 31-year member of the Parr team. “We enjoy gathering in support of local ropers and Ronald McDonald House.”
Ranch roping consists of three-man teams and is performed with an emphasis on horsemanship and riding technique. Unlike calf roping, ranch roping is done slowly, purposefully so as not to stress the cattle and is considered more accurate to actual rancher techniques.
About The Parr Company
The Parr Company consists of six distinct companies that provide building solutions and services: Parr Lumber Company, Parr Cabinet Outlet, Cascade Wholesale Hardware, NSC, NSCi and Parr Marketing Group.
Established in the Pacific Northwest in 1930 by Dwight Parr, Sr., The Parr Company remains a locally owned family business. Nancy Cranston, Michael Parr and Brad Farmer, grandchildren of the founder, play active roles in The Parr Company and continue the proud family ownership. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Parr is the 17th largest building material supplier in the nation. Parr operates 40 facilities in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona and Utah, including pro/retail building material yards, contractor focused facilities and cabinet outlets.
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The Parr Company was established in the Pacific Northwest in 1930 by Dwight Parr, Sr., The Parr Company remains a locally owned family business. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., Parr is the 17th largest building material supplier in the nation.