The Asphalt Cowboys were looking forward to a very crowded field of Redding Rodeo Parade entries after two years of cancellation due to Covid, but that has yet to be seen. The Rodeo Parade has been a part of Rodeo Week since 1949 and usually attracts dozens or even hundreds of entries. As of Monday morning there have only been 15 for this year’s parade, which is coming up May 21st at 10AM. The parade, operated by the Asphalt Cowboys, has never had an entry fee. Plaques and trophies are awarded to the judges’ favorite entries. The cowboys are putting a call out to businesses, civic and fraternal organizations, junior and youth groups, bands and cheer squads, dance troupes, vehicle clubs, antique vehicles, horse riders, working cowboys and cowgirls, novelty groups and individuals. This year’s theme is “Honky Tonk Bars and Rodeo Stars”. An entry form can be downloaded at asphaltcowboys.org.