The crowd watches closely as Joshua Richards tries his luck in the novice bull riding competition at the Maclean Twilight Rodeo at Maclean Showground.
The crowd watches closely as Joshua Richards tries his luck in the novice bull riding competition at the Maclean Twilight Rodeo at Maclean Showground.

Maclean Rodeo crowd raises $20,000

BOTH competitors and spectators turned out in force for the Maclean Twilight Rodeo on Sunday.

Organisers put on a program that went from midday to 10.15pm to cater for the huge number of entries for the rodeo.

Lawrence Rodeo Committee president Bruce Green said the packed program attracted a big crowd considering the weather that threatened rain but did not deliver.

“I think we were blessed,” Mr Green said.

“It looked like it was going to rain through the day, but by around 5pm it cleared up.

“We had showers before the rodeo and considering it rained today we were very lucky to get it in.”

Mr Green said the rodeo was split into two sections because of the number of entries.

“We kept most of the best blokes back for the evening,” he said.

He said the prospect of rain might have kept a few people away, but it has barely affected the fund-raising of the event.

“We’ll still make about $20,000 for charities,” he said.

“Last year we made a donation to the Jane McGrath Breast Cancer charity as well as to other local organisations. Local groups also have the chance to raise money at the rodeo.”

Full results from the competition will be available soon.



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