Small Fla. Panhandle town gets boost from rodeo

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BONIFAY, Fla. (AP) -- A small Florida Panhandle town is getting a big population boost from its annual rodeo.
  
The three-day Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo draws more than 25,000 people to Bonifay. That's eight times the normal population of the Holmes County town.
  
Bonifay Kiwanis Club President David Lauen says the rodeo began as a small event on a grass field more than 60 years ago. This year, all the club's campsites for the rodeo were booked in February.
  
The rodeo ends Sunday.

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