After being canceled in 2020, the Park County Fair Parade made a big comeback on Saturday. The 2021 parade featured 42 entries with more than 75 different components, making it a rewarding and …
After being canceled in 2020, the Park County Fair Parade made a big comeback on Saturday. The 2021 parade featured 42 entries with more than 75 different components, making it a rewarding and successful event, organizers said.
The fair parade is under the direction of the Park County Fair Foundation with assistance this year from the Powell Chamber of Commerce and the Dano Youth Camp.
Saturday’s parade opened with the Powell Police Department leading the way, followed by the Powell Boy Scouts Troop 26, which presented the colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Addison Moretti sang the National Anthem in downtown Powell to officially start the parade.
The 2021 parade theme was “The Tradition Lives On.” Kaitlyn Stryjewski with Big Horn Radio Network served as the emcee for Saturday’s parade.
“Each and every entry was special and represented the many activities, organizations and businesses supporting Powell and the area,” said Joyce Ostrom with the Dano Youth Camp.
The 2021 winners are as follows:
First place (music): Wyoming Fiddlers
First place (agriculture): Heart Mountain Equipment
First place (military): Army Reserves
First place (educational): Northwest College
First place (parade theme): PEP/Powell Chamber
First place (float): Giddy Up Girls
Second place (float): First Bank of Wyoming
First place (dance): Absaroka Mountain Thunder
Second place (dance): Stomp & Company
First place (spiritual/church): First Southern Baptist – VBS
Second place (spiritual/church): Immanuel Lutheran Preschool
First place (animals/other): Arrowhead Alpacas
Second place (animals/other): Dano Youth Camp
The following entries received honorable mentions, as “they made the parade a huge success,” organizers said:
Groups: American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW, Powell Swim Club, Park County Library, Powell Elks, Old West Mounted Lawmen, Race 4 Recovery, Mortgage Solutions, Real Deal Plumbing, Heritage Health, Upstage Dance and Trump Train
Individuals: Dan Laursen, R.J. Kost, Rachel Williams, Farm Bureau Insurance (Dave Gilliatt), John Bustos, Giddy Up Joe, New York Life, Ralston Rejects, Big Horn Radio Network, Keele Sanitation, Tom O’Day Lawmen, Horses of Different Colors, Powell Valley Healthcare (ambulances) and the Powell Volunteer Fire Department.
Rosettes are being awarded to the winners, and are available to pick up at the Powell Chamber office during regular hours.