Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo ends a success

Published: May. 20, 2012 at 3:00 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM CDT
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The annual Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo came to a close this weekend.
The annual Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo came to a close this weekend.

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The annual Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo came to a close this weekend.

Hundreds of people took part in watching World class bull riding. The rodeo is considered the largest outdoor rodeo east of the Mississippi River, with more than ten thousand spectators visiting each year.

Now after 30 years of bull riding, event coordinators said this year's event was one of the best ones yet.

"It's also a way for our citizens to be able to contribute to safety and law enforcement in this county," said Debbie Blakely, a coordinator for the rodeo and also the wife of the county's sheriff.

Blakely said she was impressed by this year's turnout and expects an even larger crowd for next year.

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