Cowboy Up for Vets returns this year

Features “The Virginian” cast members

It may still be a couple months away, but planning is well underway for the seventh annual Cowboy Up For Vets event in Swanton. This year the event will be held April 22-24 at W.B. Ranch, 1640 County Road B.

Cowboy Up for Vets benefits the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and Heroes in Action. Admission and parking are fre.

This year’s event will feature the largest cast reunion of “The Virginian” ever. Those expected to attend include James Drury, Roberta Shore, Gary Clarke, Randy Boone, Clu Gulager, Diane Roter, Sarah Lane, and Don Quine. There will be meet and greets, autograph signings and a dinner with the stars.

The Black Swamp Bandits Mounted Shooters will also hold a three-day shooting competition.

For contribution information, contact Judy Shafer at 419-875-5146 or by email at [email protected] There is also more information on the Facebook page at

Features “The Virginian” cast members