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Nature Coast Rodeo set for March 22 and 23

The second annual Nature Coast Rodeo takes place at 8 p.m. March 22 and 2 p.m. March 23 behind Stokes Flea Market on State Road 44. Proceeds from this event benefit Youth Sports of Citrus County.

Gate sponsors ($500) and event sponsors ($300) are needed. Gate sponsors will have a company sign on the chute gate and inside the arena, receive advertising during the event and 10 VIP tickets. Event sponsors receive a company sign inside the rodeo arena, advertising throughout the event and 5 VIP tickets.

Scheduled events at the WWRA-sanctioned rodeo include bull riding, bareback bronco riding, calf roping, saddle bronco riding, barrel racing, and team roping. There will be a calf scramble at intermission and chute-dogging for local residents, as well as other specialty acts as time permits.

Admission is $8 for adults (age 13 and older), $6 for children (7-12) and children age 6 and younger are admitted for free.

For information, call Ray's Real Pit Bar-B-Que at 795-2070 or fax 795-2589.