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Bull Bash '08 was great

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By Claude Lewis

The economy might be sluggish and money tight, but that didn't affect support for the FFA's annual Bull Bash held last Friday and Saturday nights at Carter's Arena.

In fact, folks came out in droves to watch rodeo-style bull riding, at the same time raising money for FFA's Alumni Association.

"It went really good –probably one of the better ones we've probably had," said R.D. Skelton, who has been directing the Bull Bashes the past decade for Renegade Rodeo out of Chiefland.

Skelton estimated 800-900 people in attendance on Friday night and more than 1,000 on Saturday night.

Heather Rucker, head of Chiefland Middle School's FFA program, said the turnout will help the Alumni Association's scholarship fund.

In the ring, there were 29 entries.

The winner was Caleb Anderson, a high schooler out of Kissimmee. He earned $1,296 for his efforts.

Second place went to local favorite Bobby Underwood out of Chiefland. He took home $972.

Third was Wayne Hontz of Jacksonville. He collected $648.

Fourth was P.K. Fisher out of Bell, who won $324.