By CHRIS LADD
The 10th Annual Bold Enough Rodeo Challenge takes place Friday and Saturday at Triple Creek Park in Gallatin.
Each year the rodeo raises money for the Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition to fund Substance Abuse programs in the county, including town hall meetings, school programs, and continuing education for doctors.
According to Liz Johnson, Executive Director of the Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition, the event is the top fundraiser for nonprofit.
“Last year we raised about $20,000,” Johnson said. “The weather was perfect and we kind of depend on the weather.”
The other funding the Anti-Drug Coalition receives is from grants. According to Johnson, you can’t always depend on getting the grants.
“The grants run out and don’t last forever,” Johnson added. “This lets us be able to sustain the projects that we do.”
Participants from the rodeo aren’t just from Sumner County. The rodeo will feature contestants from other states.
The event will also have a mechanical bull, face painting, pony rides, bungee type stuff, and food trucks.
“This is going to be a good family friendly event,” Johnson added. “The rodeo is the only one of it’s kind in Sumner County.”
Advance tickets can be purchased at Perkins Drugs and Sumner County Co-Op in Gallatin. In Hendersonville you can purchase tickets at Wilson Bank & Trust. In Westmoreland, tickets are available at Macon Bank and Trust.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults and children ages 6-12 tickets are $5. Children under the age of 5 are free.
Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults and $5 for children.
The rodeo will start each night at 7:30 p.m.