Prairie Rose, A Night of Remembering

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BENTON, Kan. (KAKE) -

Dozens of original Prairie Rose Wranglers performed on Saturday night to honor the last 21 years and possibly the end of an era. 

"We were doing like 200 shows a year when this thing first started. And we were rocking. It was a lot of fun, it still is," says Jim Farrell, original Prairie Rose Wrangler. 

Earlier this summer, Prairie Rose owners announced they're selling the ranch. But with no buyer yet, band members are fearful this might be the end of the chuckwagon dinners. 
 
"I hope it finds its home, whatever it is. That really fits because it's a great, great facility," says Jim Farrell, original Prairie Rose Wrangler. 
 
Some people say they joined for the cowboy church, but stayed for the people.
 
"We've met people that have just fallen in love with us, we've fallen in love with them," says Brenda Parks, waitress.

Some people have been interested in buying the ranch if they can just find a partner to help run it. The Prairie Rose Wranglers say the relationship with the people who come through makes it all worth it. 

There are still a few opportunities to come out and catch a show. The last one, on New Years Eve. 

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