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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Barrios to serve as GM-Fourchon Rodeo’s first female admiral

Barrios to serve as GM-Fourchon Rodeo’s first female admiral

Fourchon, LA – Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo officials have announced Ashley Barrios as their 2016 Rodeo Admiral.

Barrios will serve as Admiral for the 68th Annual Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo which will take place June 30 through July 2, at Moran’s Marina in Fourchon.

Barrios, a State Farm Insurance agent in Cut Off, will be the first ever female admiral in the 68-year history of the rodeo.

She is a resident of Larose, is married to James Seward, and is the daughter of Susan and Don Barrios of Mathews. She has a son Riley who attends Holy Rosary Catholic School in Larose.

Barrios is very involved in Lafourche Parish as she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce, CASA of Lafourche and Cerebral Palsy of Louisiana.

She also sponsors and volunteers for several school projects and sporting events throughout the parish.
Barrios has spent her entire career with State Farm (26 years total), the last 10 of which were in Lafourche Parish.

She is honored to be the first female Admiral.

“Sixty-eight (68) years is a long time to not have a female represent this event,” said Barrios. “As an avid fisherwoman, I am excited for this opportunity to show that women love to fish just as much as our male counterparts do.”

The rodeo is a wonderful family event with many children’s categories.

Barrios encourages everyone to come out as a family to participate in the fishing, food and festivities.

“Stay close to home this year,” Barrios said. “The economy is down, so come enjoy what Lafourche Parish has to offer at our rodeo as a family.”

Officials also announced that local artist Hank Holland has been chosen to do the rodeo artwork.

“From the preliminary drawing, it looks amazing,” stated Barrios.

The weigh scales for the 68th Annual Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo will be open Friday and Saturday, July 1st and 2nd. Live music, food and drinks will be available on those dates under the pavilion, with the annual King of the Catch Cook-Off taking place on Friday, July 1.

Visit the rodeo’s website, for more information, to purchase tickets, or to become a sponsor. Also, check out the official rodeo profiles on Facebook and Instagram.