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Central Wisconsin rodeo honors service members

MERRILL (WAOW) - The 25th Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo kicked off in Merrill Friday.

The night was dedicated to our country's service members. For military appreciation night, a dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to fund the fall Honor Flight for 4 central Wisconsin veterans. Organizers say the 70th anniversary of D-Day inspired them to give back.

"Things just started falling into place and we didn't realize initially that it was the 70th anniversary of D-Day. But as it got closer, we learned about that and we thought what a perfect way to celebrate," said Lincoln County rodeo association vice president Peter Annis.

The rodeo continues through Sunday. Tickets are $11 for children and $17 for adults.

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