The cowboy poets are coming to Neosho this weekend.

The cowboy poets are coming to Neosho this weekend.
 According to Dennis Williams, chairman of the board of the Missouri Cowboy Poets Association, it will be a good time of  poetry, music and great cowboy grub, including some delicious peach cobbler.
The gathering will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22 in the new building at the Newton County Fairgrounds.
The cost of attending is ten dollars for adults, with kids under age 5 admitted free. The charge covers the chuck wagon meal, the poetry readings and the music. The featured musicians will be Dewayne Bowman and the Swingin' West Band, one of the best and most popular groups in the area. Some of the cowboys will provide music along with their poetry and a few might have a story or two to tell.
About 10-12 cowboys poets are expected to perform, spinning their western stories in poetry form.
Also this year, wagon rides will be available and vendors will be on hand, offering a variety of art and leather goods.
The event will also feature two auctions. The silent auction will have a variety of household and decorative items. The live auction should draw several bidders trying to capture a Doug Hall print and a Henry's Golden Boy rifle.
The cowboy poets meet each year to raise money for scholarships. The group has raised about $35,000 for college scholarships. They hope to add to that total this Saturday at the gathering.
"We are celebrating our 21st year," Williams explained, "and nobody thought it would last more than a couple of years."
Williams invites everyone to come out, have a good time, eat some good food, and help a great cause.
See you there, Pardner!