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Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation

Pikes Peak Posse


The 2016 Posse Roundup

The Pikes Peak Posse had another great showing at the 2016 Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale under the leadership of Mayor John Suthers, Steve Schuck, and Scott and Diedre Smith.

On August 30 two buses provided by Gray Line departed from the initial gathering at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame with over 70 members after hearing from the Mayor, one of the 4-H participants from the El Paso County Fair, Brandon Younger, and then Scott Smith on the event logistics.  Steve Schuck was recognized by the Mayor for his participation with the Posse over several years.  Event Sponsor Colomex (Taco Bell) – Matt and Jerry Grage – provided sustenance and Rampart Distributing and Pepsi provided refreshments.  Official Posse gear was provided by ByD Designs, and press coverage was provided by the Gazette.

The Posse met up with the Denver Rustlers and made up an impressive caravan complete with Pueblo Sheriff’s Department escort all the way from the county line to the Fair.  Once there we met with the young men and women that compete and participate with their in 4-H and FFA projects.  

“4-H” actually represents the 4-H motto, “I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world”.  The proceeds from the sale go to fund higher education expenses and to provide start-up capital for next year’s project.

The state fair event starts with an impressive barbecue, networking, and ad-hoc conferences with statewide leaders that don’t miss the occasion.  Auction kickoff is preceded by posting the colors and the singing of our national anthem.  The lively auction soon gets underway as the Posse competes with such notorious groups as the Denver Rustlers, the Fair Ladies, the Pigskin Buckaroos, and the Sam Brown Family in a sale that featured 135 animals sold over three hours.

The Posse made an excellent showing, purchasing 10 projects including lambs, beef, pigs, and the reserve champion market turkey.  Taking pictures with the sellers and their projects is always a favorite part of the sale.

The Posse was also a major buyer at the El Paso County Fair Junior Livestock Sale, purchasing a total of 13 animals including the grand champion market lamb in July.

The Posse is grateful for the participation of all the members that enable the group to lend a hand and encouragement to the young men and women that learn valuable life lessons and leadership in the 4-H and FFA programs.  We encourage all interested parties to participate in 2017.  Visit the website at pikespeakposse.com for more information.

Scott Smith

 

Three ways the PPRR Foundation supports Western Heritage & The Cowboy Way in the youth of the Pikes Peak Region.


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