Spectators were treated to a great roughstock show and spectacular family fun at the Halkirk ag grounds on Saturday, Aug. 23, when the 19th edition of Halkirk Bull-a-rama brought together both townsfolk and outside visitors for a full afternoon of entertainment.
It was rather chilly for this time of the year, but weather cooperated and threatening clouds just passed over without dumping their moisture on the cheering crowds in the ag ground bleachers.
One of the most funny periods of the whole event was when the ladies’ goat dressing competition generated a lot of laughter and fun.
On the competitive side, bulls gave a very hard time to their riders with only one bullrider, Gerard Oversby achieving a qualified ride on “No good deed” securing 76 points.
But saddlebronc rider Ross Kreutzer was just one point ahead of Oversby with 77 and that razor thin margin helped him be declared the overall winner of the day.
Doreen Blumhagen, one of the organizers of the Bull-a-rama sounded happy after the event.
“Our sponsorship is up from last year and we had a very good attendance in nice weather,” she said.
Asked if they had special plans for next year’s 20th Elks Bull-a-rama, she said there would definitely be a lot more fireworks next year.
As to what else they would include in the event schedule, Blumhagen said final decisions had yet to be made.