"Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash" slated for Feb. 20

Photo by Ryan Dove of Wildfire Photography
Belinda Serrano
Staff Writer

Seven years ago, a local event was started to raise awareness and money to benefit the visually impaired children in the community. This year, the "Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash" is once again gearing up and will take place Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Doors will open at 5 p.m., with ticket prices standing at $10 for adults, $5 for students, and no charge for kids under five years old. During this time attendees can shop from over 30 vendor booths, purchase a t-shirt and raffle tickets, and visit the concession stand. At 6 p.m., there will be a special Cowboy Church Service with Wyatt Nations and Carol Hogner.
To kick off the main event, Cash Miles will perform the National Anthem, and the performances will begin at 7 p.m., featuring 30 bull riders, 20 Mutton Busters and a new section of “Bullseye” that is sure to be entertaining. The Mutton Bustin' competition will be broken up into two sections of ten riders each.
This year, The Eskimo Hut will be offering alcoholic beverages at the event, "so get there early to get a cold one and a good seat!" Also during the event, 30 vendors will be on hand for guests to browse and purchase items, along with a concession stand from Highland Ag. Booster Club serving up BBQ sandwiches.
Free t-shirts will be thrown to the crowd throughout the evening, but shirts can also be purchased for $20 each.
After the Bull Bash, a dance will be held at the Jaycees' barn, located at 307 W. 4th Street, with a $5 entry fee, BYOB and no cooler charge. The dance starts at 9 p.m., and entertainment will be provided by the Mike Webb Acoustic Show opening up for Bill Bear and The Red Brick Troubadours who will come on at 10:30 p.m.
For more information on the 7th Annual Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash, find the "Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash" Facebook page, or send an email to ridinforcash@aol.com.