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Rodeo coming to Boys & Girls Homes Exhibition Center

Posted on: 06.27.2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina will (for the first time in several years) host a professional rodeo at the B&GH Farm and Exhibition Center on Bill Thompson Lane this August.

The 2018 State Farm Rodeo will be held at 8 p.m. on Aug. 17 and 18. Gates will open at 6 p.m. for the event sponsored by local State Farm agents David Ward and Mary Williamson.

“We are thrilled that our local State Farm representatives have signed on to support this popular event,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “A rodeo is something we wanted to bring back to the area and found the perfect partners to make it possible.”

Working with Thomas Litton Rodeo, this event is a Southern Rodeo Association sanctioned event. This means it will include top riders participating in bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, breakaway roping and bareback riding.

“Rodeos have always been successful at our arena,” said President Emeritus Bill Thompson. “In addition to the riding events, we will have a variety of vendors on hand for our guests to visit throughout the evening.”

There will be additional entertainment acts throughout the evening.

“We want this to be an evening of entertainment for the entire family,” said Equine Manager and Events Coordinator Amanda Thompson. “We want the experience to be one that our audience will not forget.”

Admission is $12 each night with children 6 and under admitted free. All proceeds benefit the children of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

For more information, contact Amanda Thompson at 910-640-9852.

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