Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Comes to a Close

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Bonifay, FL --- Cowboys and cowgirls have been in our area all weekend long for the 69th annual Northwest Floirda Championship Rodeo out in Bonifay, as Holmes County's Memorial Field has been turned into a rodeo arena for the past three nights.

Festivities came to a close Saturday, as those in attendance were treated to everything from bareback riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, barrel racing, and of course bull riding.

As event chairman Herb Peel says, the rodeo gives back to the community as a source of financial growth and entertainment.

"It's a booster shot in the arm. It's an economy that help's everybody. So the money that we're raising goes back into the community. We give away four college scholarships every year from the proceeds of this rodeo. When I put on a rodeo and I see kids out there laughing and cutting up with the clowns, there's no way you could be but happy. It's a good feeling because you know you've done your job properly."

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