The annual Gilroy Rodeo kicks off Wednesday evening, marking one of the first large scale community events since the deadly Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting.
Law enforcement is expected to have a visible and beefed up presence at the rodeo, especially around the perimeter of the event.
With the tragedy of the festival shooting still so fresh, it’s unclear how many people will come out to the rodeo.
About 6,500 people attend the rodeo each year. The event raises money for community projects and scholarships.
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