Only one week removed from some of the worst news in the ranch community, there was a place in Rapid City Saturday for people to start getting back to normal.
The 8th Lil' Britches Rodeo at the Central State Fair Grounds kicked off Saturday morning, bringing people from the Black Hills and surrounding states together.
After thousands of cattle and horses were killed in October 4th blizzard, there were only a few cancellations for the weekend event.
Lil' Britches Board member, Tami Pfleger, says it will take a while for ranchers and anyone else who lost livestock to recover, but the energetic moral of everyone who showed up proved this could be a positive step.
"The people that we deal with that come to this are just so resilient," said Pfleger. "And just ready to dig their heels in and go forward so it makes it really inspiring."
The rodeo continues Sunday at 9 a.m.
Admission is free to anyone who wants to see the five to 18- year-olds compete.