BCSO rodeo ‘ a success’

Published 4:34 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Reggie the Clown entertains the crowd at the third annual Butler County Sheriff’s Office PCA Rodeo. Advocate Staff/Andy Brown

After two nights of roping, riding and racing, Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden said the third annual Butler County Sheriff’s PCA Championship Rodeo was nothing short of a success.

According to Harden, approximately 800 people turned out during the two-night show to watch the bareback riding, calf roping and bull riding.

“It went very well,” Harden said. “We had a good crowd Friday and Saturday night. (Bo Campbell Rodeo Productions) put on a good rodeo.”

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Harden said Saturday’s crowd was larger than Fridays due in part to the number of children attending.

“On Saturday, we had a lot more kids come in, because we passed out the coloring pictures where they could come in free,” Harden said. “Our goal is for the kids to enjoy it and maybe some may even want to become cowboys.”

The total raised from the event has not yet been tallied, however, Harden said that he hoped to put the money into Project Lifesaver, which is a bracelet specifically designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other related mental disorders who may wander from home. The bracelet puts out a radio signal that will alert authorities to wearers location.