(Seguin) -- Get ready to meet and greet with a rodeo icon during this year's Guadalupe County Fair and PRCA Rodeo. A pair of meet and greet opportunities have been scheduled with Barrel man, Professional Rodeo Clown Leon Coffee. Not only was Coffee inducted into the National Cowboys of Color Hall of Fame in 2005, but he was also named Professional Rodeo Cowboys association (PRCA) Clown of the Year in 1983.
Gay Lynn Olsovsky, a member of the fair association's board of directors, says the fair association is pleased to give families and individuals the chance to meet Coffee during this year's fair.
"Leon Coffee will be there every night of the rodeo, which is Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Plus, there's also going to be a meet and greet which will be Friday at Yaklin Dodge from 12 (noon) to 2 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 (noon) to 2 p.m. at D&D where you can meet and greet with Leon Coffee," said Olsovsky.
Coffee, who no doubt has sustained numerous broken bones and injuries over the course of his 40 years, is highly respected in the business. Jenny Siltmann says while most people only know his comedy and dangerous stunts in the
rodeo arena, the fair association wanted to give everyone the opportunity to learn more about the man behind the clown paint.
"He's a very, very wonderful person. He isn't just a rodeo clown per say. He is actually a very wonderful person," said Coffee.
Both Friday and Saturday's Meet and Greets with Leon Coffee are free. The 134th Annual Guadalupe County Fair and PRCA Rodeo gets underway Thursday at the Guadalupe County Fairgrounds. A complete listing of all events can be found at www.gcfair.org