Wednesday Apr 22 2009 comments Rodeo Kick Off Party By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalTesting his roping arm strength Mason Morrill, 5, competes for a belt buckle at the dummy roping competition during the Rodeo Kick Off party hosted by Magnussen's Dodge Wednesday evening. Mason will also be competing in the mutton bust during the Auburn Rodeo Sunday afternoon. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalTop notch buckles were awarded to kids who showed off the best roping skills at the Rodeo Kick Off Party hosted by Magnussen's Dodge. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalA cowboy shadow is cast by Carson Williams, 9, from Lincoln, as he makes his way to the dummy roping competition Wednesday. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalWyatt Smith, 6, of Colfax surveys the scene at Magnussen's Dodge during the Rodeo Kick Off party. The Auburn Rodeo will be held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds this weekend with events starting at 1 pm.