When Justin Moore sang "Small Town USA" he was singing about my upbringing. I am proudly from a small town and believe that is where the heartbeat of America comes from. I love the Greeley Stampede and Cheyenne Frontier Days but the small town gatherings are where I am most at home.

This past weekend we had the Eaton street dance on Friday and LaSalle had theirs on Saturday. My family and I went to LaSalle on Saturday night and had a blast at the street dance. I love it when the whole community gets together and has a night out. There was great food, music, fun and fireworks. The block was lined with wonderful folks getting together to dance and sing. Bob Purcell and the Outriders provided the music and my grandson Zander joined them onstage to lend his coolness. Thank you LaSalle for you hospitality. I felt so at home and can't wait to come back next year.