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Fire Association Rodeo set for weekend

The 32nd annual Crenshaw County Fire Association Rodeo is set for this weekend, Friday and Saturday, and will feature all the exciting events that it has become known for.

Organizer Stae Sanders said attendees can expect roping, bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, calf roping and more, along with some special-planned events each night.

Ticket sales for the NCPRA-sanctioned rodeo go to benefit volunteer fire departments across the county.

Live music will help entertain the crowds on Friday night, while Saturday night’s special event will be “mutton busting”, a sheep wrangling activity for kids under 7-years-old.

Two bounce houses will also be set up on grounds for children and rodeo clown Rudy Burns will be on hand each evening.

Concessions and other food will also be available each night.

Tickets are $10 at the gate for adults, $5 for kids aged 6-12, and kids under 12 can get in for free with a 2019 CCFA Rodeo t-shirt, which can be purchased from First Citizens Bank in Luverne or Highland Home or at the Crenshaw Community Hospital.

Gates open each day at 5:30 and the rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday at 10 a.m. there will also be a free special-needs rodeo.

“The special needs rodeo is always a lot of fun, and we expect to have kids from all over come to that,” Sanders explained.

The rodeo is held at the Tom Harbin Ag Center on Airport Road in Luverne.