Pioneer Days presents "Heritage, Family & Friends" June 8-11. To celebrate these three categories organizers would like to organize parade participants for each group.
Heritage means everything to us. Crawford's homestead families have given us our roots, as well as this valley's history. In order to do justice to this category organizers are recruiting families with 80-plus years of ancestry in this area. These families will be offered a place of honor in this year's parade. Please consider entering your family's float or let organizers know if you'd like to ride on one provided by the Pioneer Days Committee. The committee looks forward to honoring your family's perseverance, drive and commitment to this community.
The parade will also honor families and friends, no matter how long you've lived in this area. Each family or group of friends brings a special something to our town as well.
Calling all planes, trains, automobiles, musicians, horses, wagons, tractors, motorcycles, bicycles, hula-hoopers, pets, children, organizations, churches, and emergency responders ... you're all invited! Your involvement in the past has always assured a successful parade. Thank you in advance for participating again this year. New entries are always encouraged as well!
Please direct any questions to Collenette Vervloet at either 970-691-5457 (or 970-921-5505). The parade application will be posted to the Pioneer Days and Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce website shortly. The parade will be handled a little differently this year. There will be a $5 entry fee from everyone this year. All will be judged and great prizes will be awarded.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.