Greeley Stampede Announces 2022 Grand Marshals
One of Northern Colorado's hottest summer events, the Greeley Stampede, is just a few weeks away.
On Friday, May 13, Stampede officials revealed the names of the Grand Marshals for the Greeley Stampede's 100th celebration, which kicks off Thursday, June 23.
Who are the Grand Marshals for this summer's Greeley Stampede?
As per the May 13 press release, the Greeley Stampede is proud to announce Jim and Kirsten Humphrey as the 2022 Grand Marshals.
"Being a volunteer and supporter of the event for thirty-one years, it’s an honor and a privilege to be included in the 100th event as Grand Marshals,” said Jim Humphrey, who reportedly started volunteering at the Greeley Stampede when he was just fifteen years old.
It all started when Jim would help cook and serve food for the night shows - “The road crews would always look forward to coming to Greeley because they knew they would be getting some home cooking", Jim recalls.
The family tradition continued when Kirsten and their children eventually joined the team. As per the press release, Kirsten fondly recalled memories of their kids and family being in the kitchen together and spending time at the event including a winning Mutton Bustin’ ride by their daughter when she was 6.
As time went on and the couple's business, Power Services Company grew, Jim and Kirsten transitioned into becoming sponsors of the concert series at the Greeley Stampede and have been so for over a decade.
“We’re not only sponsors, we’re supporters, Jim says. "This is a community event and I believe in it.”
What does it mean to be a Grand Marshal at the Greeley Stampede?
Being Grand Marshals expands outside of the Greeley Stampede, officials say.
Individuals, couples, or groups that are chosen also have dedicated their time and efforts to supporting the Northern Colorado community.
"Jim and Kirsten are pillar examples of this as they are involved in a wide range of non-profit groups including the American Cancer Society, the Weld Food Bank, and local school districts. They are always involved in some project and doing everything they can to raise money to support the community", a Friday, May 13 press release via the Stampede reads.
"It is apparent that Jim and Kirsten are passionate about the Greeley Stampede as well as our community and we are lucky to have such enthusiastic supporters. It is these qualities that have earned them the right to be the 100th Greeley Stampede Grand Marshals."
What Is The Greeley Stampede?
The Greeley Stampede is Colorado’s premiere 10+ day summer western celebration featuring a concert series, a PRCA rodeo series, an American Bullfighting event, Demolition Derby, a large carnival, tons of food, vendors, children's activities (hello mutton bustin'!) and so much more.
This year's 100th Annual Greeley Stampede, presented by JBS, will run from Thursday, June 23 through Monday, July 4, 2022, at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, CO.
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