M.T. Pockets Gang Strikes Dinner Train during Spooner Rodeo 

  The infamous M.T. Pockets Gang rides again during the Spooner Rodeo July 10-12, 2008.  This ruthless gang of outlaws strikes the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad each year with a combination of gunslinginí and humor. 

  The gang is lead by Dirty Derek and his sidekick Scandelous Sue, along with their trusty horses and gang.  They ride up with six guns blasting and stop the historic train.  Once onboard they pose for pictures while trying to relieve passengers of anything valuable.  They even kidnap the younginís and lead them around on the horses.  There is onboard entertainment in the form of saloon girls and even a man of the cloth to perform impromptu weddings.  All together a great way to spend a few hours on a July afternoon.  Trains operate on Thursday and Friday at 11:00 and 1:30 and on Saturday, July 12 at 9:00 and 11:15 am.  Donít miss the Rodeo Parade at 1:30 in downtown.

  Even more fun is the Dinner with the Outlaws on Friday and Saturday at 4:00 pm which features a train robbery and a chance to dine with the outlaws during a giant western barbeque.  Tickets for the event go fast and can be purchased on the secure website at www.spoonertrainride.com or over the phone at 715-635-3200, all major credit cards are accepted.  Grab your camera and donít miss the fun.