Down in the town of Gilbert, Arizona there is an organization known as the Gilbert Promotional Corporation or the (GPC) whom had been founded back in 1978. It was established by a group of ranchers and businessmen from Gilbert in order to encourage important family principles, bring attention to as well as highlight the town of Gilbert and to keep the character and soul of the west alive and well. Today, because of many events like the ones below, the city of Gilbert has now been ranked as the 36th best place in the country to live in. Now that’s an accomplishment!
Since 1983 the Gilbert Promotional Corporation had been renting and sustaining the Gilbert Rodeo Park but then in 2011 there was no renewal of the lease. Rodeo Park at long last had to be abandoned because the (GPC) was obligated to leave and remove all its resources. Before it had been pushed to leave it had been the only community equestrian setting in Gilbert. Many excellent events and corporations had been organized there such as the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA), the Gilbert Days Rodeo, the Arizona Junior Rodeo Association (AJRA), the Arizona High School Rodeo Association (AHSRA) and several more. The (GPC) has established a wonderful relationship with many of these organizations over the past years.
Within the time period of the Gilbert Days there are several events such as rodeos, fund-raisers, community servicing tasks and much business for the local printing and newspaper companies. The 4th of July Celebration has also been held as well as team roping, pony express, barrel racing and the like. There is sure to be something in it for everyone attending. Continue reading