WILD COAST: Hats in the air for rodeo time are, from left, Shane Want, Neville Want and Bruce Green
WILD COAST: Hats in the air for rodeo time are, from left, Shane Want, Neville Want and Bruce Green

Coast embraces the rural rodeo



WHEN the Lawrence Rodeo Committee formed in 1982, few would have appreciated the long-term effects it would have on local charities, the Christmas-New Year social circuit on the Lower Clarence or its pulling power.

But 23 years on, those things are obvious. The committee and a band of helpers have raised tens of thousands of dollars for facilities in Lawrence and other charities, developed a reputation as one of the best rodeos in New South Wales and regularly attracted thousands of spectators.

The committee is now preparing for its annual rodeo, to be held at the Maclean Showground on Monday and, according to organisers, this could be the best yet.

Committee president since 1984, Bruce Green, said he had been going through the nominations and it was 'rip-roaring quality wise'.



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