The gates will open at 6 p.m., Saturday for the 7th annual Bulls and Barrels Rodeo at Cowboy Church of Orange County Rodeo Arena.

Bulls and Barrels is the major fundraiser for the Little Cypress Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team.

Cowboy Church Rodeo Arena is located at 673 Farm Road 1078, just north of the McLewis community. Festivities begin at 8 p.m., offering a full night of entertainment for the public to enjoy.

Events include bull-riding, barrel racing, calf dressing, mutton busting and the calf scramble.

Tickets are $5 for everyone over the age of 3. Children 3 years and under are admitted free. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.

The purpose of the rodeo has always been to promote community unity, provide a fun night of unique entertainment, while raising money for various Honey Bear activities and needs. Funds raised will be applied to a senior scholarship, the Honey Bear annual tea, senior banquet, Christmas dance, football season, Christmas parade and additional uniforms when needed.

The Honey Bears also use these funds to provide socks, blankets and lotion for nursing home residents during the holidays.

Some of the funds raised will allow the Honey Bears to travel to Orlando, Fla. to perform in Disney World.

Monies raised at the rodeo could also help facilitate future plans to create a rehearsal space for the team.