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January 24, 2013

Stock Show ambassadors answer a 'jillion questions'

  Rich and Carol Thornton of Fort Worth are ready and willing to help anyone with a question, a cow or a rodeo ride at the Fort Worth Stock Show, and they have the lapel badges to prove it.

    "People ask a jillion questions," said Carol, who is a member of the Ambassador Committee and is usually stationed in the concourse of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall.

    She is one of 90 ambassadors, and Rich is one of 105 members of the Greeting Committee.

    "I'm out there at 7 a.m., checking in the equine and livestock, and since I'm also on the rodeo committee, we pick up the contestants and take them to the hospitality suite," he said. "Then we take them back to their vehicles when they're through."

    New for guests this year are ambassadors at the entrance gates, Carol said, and new for the ambassadors themselves are "TCU-purple" jackets.

- Shirley Jinkins

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