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2012-09-13 / Community News

World Class Bull Riding Featured at LCSPA

The Lee County Sheriff’s Posse, founded in 1953 by volunteers of Lee County, will once again open their award-winning venue to the Bull Ball in the Fall championship professional bull riding event this Sunday, September 16 at the Lee County Sheriff’s Posse Arena located at 2591 W. Highway 290 in Giddings.

The popular event will feature 35 of the toughest bulls and give away $5,000 in added money. Special attractions will include Rob Smets as the announcer. Smets is a five-time World Champion Bull Fighter. Miles Hare, another world champion Bull Fighters will be one of the judges, and Don “Hollywood” Yates will be the Barrel Man.

LCSP held their first Rodeo in May 1958; the proceeds went to cover the cost of radios and equipment for the Sheriff ’s Department. The LCSP forefathers set out to promote the sport of rodeo by preserving their western heritage.

The volunteers who started the Posse formed to organize and maintain a group of citizens, who will be available to the county and state law enforcement agencies and to the public in the event of any emergency which might require the services of mounted personnel, to maintain order, to participate in civil defense activities, assist in searching for lost persons, protect public and private property, and to serve the public welfare in any manner possible.

Today their activities have grown by upholding the founding volunteers’ dream by preserving western heritage and promoting the Sport of Rodeo.

Gates will open on Sunday at 4 p.m. See the ad in today’s paper.

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