Lower Clarence sporting feast
By EMMA CORNFORD
THE roads converging on Maclean yesterday were dusty in the lead-up to today's annual rodeo, which was good news for the organisers.
The Maclean Twilight Rodeo last year was washed out after just a couple of events. This year organisers and rodeo fans are crossing their fingers in the hope that the heavens will remain co-operative and the event will go ahead as planned.
More than $12,000 prizemoney is on offer.
After a record number of entries this year, junior events will run from 1 pm until 4 pm, with the main events at 6 pm.
Even local 104.7 radio announcer Guy 'Cliffo' Clifton (pictured) has joined in the fun and will be riding a real bull for the first time in his life.
"I rode a mechanical bull for the junior Jacaranda Queen candidates' fundraising," he said.
"It didn't go too well. I lasted about three seconds so I'm hoping I'll do a little better this time."
To catch Cliffo in action, as well as the skilled professionals, head to the Maclean Showground from 1pm.