CALDWELL -; A Caldwell Night Rodeo staple for five years, the Buckaroo Breakfast and Bazaar start today.

The Buckaroo Breakfast runs from 6:30-9:30 a.m. daily through Friday and offers a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausage, hash browns and eggs.

Featuring agricultural and western items for sale, the Bazaar is open from 4-11 p.m. Today and 5-11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The Bazaar will also be open during the Buckaroo Breakfast.

Vendors from around the nation will sell everything from T-shirts to western gemstones.

A portion of the proceeds from booth rentals will help support the Caldwell Night Rodeo's educational scholarship program.

Originally held at the College of Idaho, both events will be held at the Caldwell Night Rodeo grounds.

The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce will dedicate the 74th annual event to the memory of the late J.R. Simplot Friday. The dedication recognizes the impact Simplot made on Caldwell, Canyon County and the state of Idaho. Simplot memorabilia will be on display throughout the week and a special presentation to the Simplot family is scheduled for Friday.

At Thursday's breakfast, CNR's Tough Enough for Pink Day, West Valley Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center will present information about mammograms and breast cancer.

Live entertainment will be featured at each breakfast, including singers Beau Bonds and Silvara, square dancers, cloggers and fiddlers.

Bonds, lead singer of local band StraightAway, has won multiple singing awards.

Originally from San Angelo, Texas, Silvara has performed for several years with her school and church. She started her solo career last year at a rodeo in Omack, Wash. Her family has been a frequent vendor at the Buckaroo Bazaar.

D&B Supply and Key Bank will host several games with prizes.

Tickets for the breakfast are $5 per person. Children 11 and under will receive free admission if they bring a finished Buckaroo Breakfast coloring page.

Coloring pages may be obtained at D&B Supply, 3816 E. Cleveland Blvd., Key Bank, 309 S. Ninth Ave., the Idaho Press-Tribune, 1618 N. Midland Blvd. in Nampa or at KIZN 93's Web site, www.kizn.com.

For more information contact Esmer Estrada at 459-7493 or Tamara Taylor at 424-2993.

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