Rodeo nets $40,000 for charities

Attendance on Friday night this year was hampered by a severe storm and rain and on Saturday night by cooler than normal temperatures.

The Whip Crackin’ Rodeo this year added an event for special needs children which Craighead describes in his letter as “an unforgettable day filled with fun, games and excitement.”

Craighead noted that one child at this event declared, “This is the best day of the century!”

“Those words tore straight through my heart. Next year with your help, I promise we will make ‘that day’ even bigger and better for those special needs children,” he said.