Gaines rodeo draws big crowds

Photos by Lania Rocha

Photos by Lania Rocha

The skies may have been threatening rain, but that didn’t stop the crowds from making their way to Gaines Lions Pine Hill Community Park for the return of the Gaines Community Rodeo on July 16 and 17. Competitors from Flying Star Rodeo provided plenty of entertainment with bull riding, barrel racing, bareback riding, team roping, calf roping, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding. The rodeo is the primary fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus, which donates much of the proceeds back to the community through churches, the food pantry and responding to calls to help residents in need.