Time To Put The Cowboy Hats Up

by Jessica Cervantez

The 2005 edition of the Angelina Benefit Rodeo in Lufkin is over. Organizers say the 4-day event was a big success.

Wednesday and Saturday's attendance figures were way up from last year. Overall attendance is being estimated at between 18 to 20-thousand. Gate and concession sales were also up.

Final numbers won't be in until the end of the month.

The Lions Club wants to thank everyone who helped support this year's rodeo.