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Bid, Boogie & Benefit drew a crowd of 800 and raised more than $80,000 for the Rose and Hammack families

TIM SATTERFIELD/SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN
 - Guests had a tri-tip dinner before the auction started.

Prineville was indeed ready to bid and boogie Saturday night and raised more than $80,000 for the Rose and Hammack families during the Bid, Boogie & Benefit.

Close to 800 people turned out for the event, which featured a Barney Prine's Steakhouse and Saloon tri-tip dinner, live and silent auctions, live music, and dancing.

The benefit raised money for medical expenses for 11-year-old Tommy Jack Rose and 15-year-old TC Hammack, who were injured in a car accident last November. Fifteen-year-old John Barry Rose died in the accident, and funds will be used to start a memorial scholarship in his name.

Kasey Every, who helped organize the event, said, "I feel like there were some key people to thank."

She said the following people played key roles in making the event a success: Samantha and Ryan Gallagher, Josh Brown from the Crook County Fairgrounds, Joie Wood, Dustin Weatherman, and photographer Deena Fitzpatrick.

"Thanks to everybody that attended that either donated or purchased or both," she said. "It was unbelievable."

TIM SATTERFIELD/SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN
 - Rodeo queens who were in attendance from left to right: 2017 Miss Rodeo Oregon Kayla Vincent, 2017 Crooked River Roundup Queen Sarah Tollon, 2017 Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo Queen Janna Davis, 2017 La Pine Rodeo Princess Mollie Phillips, 2017 Jefferson County Rodeo Queen Emily Arrant, and 2017 Wheeler County Rodeo Queen Contestant Brook Murphy.