When you’re watching the Cotton Bowl tonight on Fox TV (or if you’re lucky enough to have tickets to the game, now held at Cowboys Stadium), keep an eye out for Lake Highlands’ own Bethany Ford. Bethany is in her second year as a Kilgore Rangerette, the high-kicking dance group that’s performed at Cotton Bowl pregame and halftime festivities for more than 60 years.
In this photo, AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic VP of Communications Charlie Fiss presents Bethany, who danced as an LHHS Highlandette lieutenant before heading off to Kilgore College, with a commemorative watch after the Rangerettes’ rehearsal on Thursday, Jan. 5. Each year in a special ceremony, sophomore Rangerettes are given watches by the Cotton Bowl in appreciation for their service to the bowl.
The big game pits the Arkansas Razorbacks against Kansas State and kicks off at 7pm tonight.