FFA Alumni weekend rodeo starts tonight

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Proceeds go to scholarships, FFA projects

Local cowboys and cowgirls will be joining the Flying “G” Rodeo Company on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. to put on a show at Brookins Arena at Lotoma Ranch to raise money for the Chiefland FFA Alumni Chapter. 

Flying “G” is out of Hilliard and has been producing rodeos for over 30 years. 

Events include barrel racing, bull riding, team roping, chute dogging, calf roping, breakaway, calf scramble for children ages 10 and under and junior barrel racing.

Contestants can enter by calling Flying “G” Rodeo Company at 904-845-7492. 

Gates open at 6 p.m. at Lotoma Ranch on County Road 321 —  at 12570 N.W. 50th Ave., Chiefland. To find it just take a right off U.S. Highway 19 North at Walgreens and head about a mile down the road.  

Tickets are $10 for adults in advance and $12 at the gate, students $8 and children 5 and under get in free. 

Advance purchase is available at Chiefland Farm Supply in Chiefland. 

There will be a 50/50 raffle and there will be a concession stand with hamburgers, hot dogs, corned dogs and pulled pork sandwiches, fries and snacks. There will also be cold sodas. 

Corporate sponsors for the event are Alliance Dairies, Alliance Grazing, Chiefland Farm Supply and Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union. 

The rodeo is a fund raiser for the Chiefland FFA Alumni organization to be able to benefit and support the Chiefland FFA Chapters with scholarships and projects.