Western Welcome Week 2011
City of Littleton, CO Western Welcome Week section featuring stories of events and entertainment.
83RD ANNUAL WESTERN WELCOME WEEK AUGUST 10 - 21, 2011 | PAGE 1 A DAY TO CELEBRATE G. Jeff Golden firstname.lastname@example.org The crown jewels of Western Welcome Week, without a doubt, are Festival Day and the Grand Parade. More than 75,000 people have visited historic downtown Littleton for Festival Day in previous years, WWW Director Cindy Hathaway said. The Grand Parade is from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 20, but events begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and run until 9:30 p.m. A children's parade will immediately precede the main one beginning at 7:30 a.m. The 2011 parade has more than 100 entries, including 11 high school marching bands from across the state, Hathaway said. The parade route, which is unchanged from previous years, begins at the intersection of Littleton Boulevard and Gallup Street and ends at Rapp Street and Church Avenue. But the parade is only a small part of Festival Day. Approximately 260 booths will be set up downtown, featuring sponsors, nonprofit organizations, concessions, merchants and entertainers. Two stages will be set up, with one devoted to family-friendly music and the other to dancing. The Elks Lodge will even open its doors to the public, which is a rare occurrence. "It's pretty much a day full of lots to do," Hathaway said. As with most events downtown, Reinke Bros. will be a full participant. The store will offer a sneak preview of its haunted mansion and provide a third stage for entertainment, Hathaway said. Most of the day's events are family friendly, but there will also be a dedicated children's area. Kids of all ages can enjoy free games and activities, some of which center on teaching safety. A rescue unit from Rural Metro Ambulance will be on display for visitors to tour. Western Welcome Week began on Aug. 1, 1929, when Littleton Independent editor Houston Waring helped organize Homecoming Days, calling for all those who had previously lived in or visited Littleton to return. The event was renamed Western Welcome Week in 1962. The parade prize for the best use of the annual theme is named in Waring's honor. Top: Riders from the 3 Margaritas parade entry trot down Rapp Street during last year's Western Welcome Week Grand Parade. Above: Jack Foreman, 2, points out horses to his mother, Megan Foreman, during last year's parade. She said his favorites were drummers. File photos Special supplement to the Centennial Citizen, Englewood Herald, Highlands Ranch Herald, Littleton Independent and Lone Tree Voice. 9800 Mount Pyramid Court, Ste.100 | (303) 566-4100 | www.ourcoloradonews.com Editor: Chris Rotar | News: Sonya Ellingboe, Tom Munds, G. Jeff Golden | Photographer: Courtney Kuhlen | Sales Manager: Erin Addenbrooke | Design: Andy Rickard www.westernwelcomeweek.org PAGE 2 | AUGUST 10 - 21, 2011 83RD ANNUAL WESTERN WELCOME WEEK FAMILY ON PARADE -- LITERALLY Sonya Ellingboe email@example.com Who could be more appropriate as Western Welcome Week Parade's Grand Marshals than active Littleton natives Terry McElhaney and his sister Jeannie McElhaney Pershin? Especially since the theme chosen for the Grand Parade in 2011 is "Family on Parade." This will be the 83rd annual celebration, running from Aug. 10-21. The two own and operate Romancing the Bean, the popular coffee shop at the Downtown Littleton Light Rail Station . They grew up with two brothers on Bemis Street and attended St. Mary's School. In thinking about WWW traditions, they remember what fun they had with decorated bikes in the Western Welcome Week Children's Parade, as well as competing in the Fishing Derby and other kids activities. She later graduated from Littleton High School and he from Mullen High School. Some years later, they still work in the area and cheerfully volunteer long hours in their hometown. They opened the cozy shop in 2000 on the same day the RTD Southwest Light Rail Line opened, carrying the first of thousands of passengers into Denver and back. "The plumber was still on the floor during those opening ceremonies," Pershin recalls. There are many regular coffee customers, including some who board at the Mineral Station, get off and enjoy their morning coffee at the historic Denver and Rio Grande depot-turnedcoffee shop, then catch a later train into town. Pershin had operated a small coffee shop at the Englewood Library and when she learned that the century-old depot was to be located at the Light Rail Station, she asked her brother if he would join her in operating a business there. They lease the space from the City of Littleton and care for it. RTD owns the land. The sitting-room side, with its padded benches, easy chairs, plants, historic photos and reading material belongs to the city and the pair furnished the coffee shop side, with its glass front showcases that contain pastries as well as train memorabilia. Coffee machines, sodas and refrigerated space for breakfast burritos and other items available fill the compact shop. Terry uses his graphics training as communications director for the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and he also created, and maintains an online directory and illustrated monthly e-newsletter for the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants, which he signs as "the man behind the curtain," a la Wizard of Oz. He also designs the annual HDLM directory and arranges for printing. Both volunteer for the chamber and for HDLM events and look forward to a busy week in August, surrounded by community activities. Tom Munds firstname.lastname@example.org Since Western Welcome Week is a familyfriendly event, it is natural that there is a long list of activities designed for the younger set that are free or very affordable. Music will be the focus Aug. 12 during the Family Night Concert and Fireworks in the Park. The event will be 6 to 10 p.m. in Sterne Park. The Denver Municipal Band provides the music and the evening is capped off with a fireworks display. Activities abound on Aug. 13 with gold panning on the Platte from 9 a.m. to noon at the Carson Nature Center and the annual Littleton Elks-sponsored children's fishing derby from 10 a.m. to noon at Geneva Lake. Anglers compete for prizes for the largest catch, volunteers are on hand to provide tips on how to catch the big one and there are free hot dogs for contestants. Romancing the Bean owners Terry McElhaney and Jeannie McElhaney Pershin will be Grand Marshals for this year's "Family on Parade" themed Western Welcome Week. File photo ALWAYS A FUN TIME FOR KIDS Kids Continued on page 4 Youngters participate in last year's fishing derby during Western Welcome Week . File photo Western Welcome Week at RiverPointe with the Dean Bushnell's Orchestra and Rick Crandall from KEZW Tuesday, August 16th 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. RiverPointe of Littleton 303-797-0600 Corner of W. BelleviewAve. and Prince St. Support Western Welcome Week All your protection under one roof.� One call is all it takes to get the insurance you need. Auto, home, business, health, life and more, I'm ready to help. * *Some products not available in every state. Benefitting the North Littleton Promise, for at risk school-aged children Clayton Nicholson Agency 8500 W Bowles Ave Ste 201 Littleton, CO 80123-3275 email@example.com (303) 979-2478 (303) 979-2478 Bus American Family Mutual Insurance Company and its Subsidiaries American Family Insurance Company Home Office -- Madison, WI � 53783amfam.com www.westernwelcomeweek.org 83RD ANNUAL WESTERN WELCOME WEEK AUGUST 10 - 21, 2011 | PAGE 3 A TIME-TESTED TRADITION G. Jeff Golden firstname.lastname@example.org Western Welcome Week doesn't appear to be broken, so the organizers don't have to change much each year to fix it. Other than a new theme � Family on Parade � attendees likely won't notice much difference between the 2011 edition and its 82 predecessors. All of the familiar favorites will be returning, adding up to a total of more than 50 events. "I would say 95 percent of our events come back each year," said WWW Director Cindy Hathaway. Parade entries are encouraged to adopt this year's theme, which was chosen in part because the entire week puts a heavy emphasis on family fun. The Houstoun Waring Trophy is awarded to the float that best represents the theme each year. Keeping with the topic, one of the few new events in 2011 is a skate night at Skate City, 5810 S. Lowell Way, from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14. A combination of a roller skate rental and a slice of pizza will be offered for $4. "It's a very inexpensive family evening," Hathaway said. Another new, one-time addition this year will be Arapahoe County's 150th Birthday Bash. Arapahoe is Colorado's first and oldest county, and residents are invited to Bega Park for free cookies, hat decorating and photo opportunities. Mascots Connie Cow, Parker Pig and Henry Horse will be on hand to entertain children. Western Welcome Week runs from Aug. 10-Aug. 21. The highlight of the week is Festival Day on Aug. 20. A full day of events will be offered in historic downtown Littleton, including the Grand Parade from 10 a.m. to noon. More than 75,000 people have attended in previous years, Hathaway said. Fireworks sparkle above Sterne Park last year. A large crowd gathered for the 20th Family Night, which was a partnership event with South Suburban Parks and Recreation and Western Welcome Week. Live music, games and food entertained attendees before the fireworks display. File Photo Aug. 10: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Friends BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; A Celebration of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Fine Art by Mary Elliott - Stanton Art Gallery. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - Depot Art Center and Gallery. 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm; 32nd Carousel of Music Littleton Center. SCHEDULE of EVENTS 83RD ANNUAL WESTERN WELCOME WEEK CELEBRATION lery. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - Depot Arts Center. 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; 3rd Create Your Own Masterpiece! Hot Pots - A Paint Your Own Studio. 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm; 11th Taste of WWW & Silent Auction - Littleton Center Courtyard. 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm; Kissidugu - West African Drum and Dance Group - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library Lawn. Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - Depot Art Center and Gallery. 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm; Littleton Lions Club Community BBQ Sterne Park. 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; 22nd Family Night ~ Concert in the Park & Fireworks - Sterne Park. Aug. 13: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; A Celebration of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library . 9:00 am to 10:00 pm; 48th Colorado Scottish Festival - Highlands Heritage Park. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; 18th Stampede! for Open Space! Carson Nature Center South Platte Park. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Friends BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; 23rd Depot Art Bin Bonanza Art Sale Depot Arts Center and Gallery. Aug. 12: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; A Celebration of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library . 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Friends BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Fine Art by Mary Elliott - Stanton Art Gallery, Town Hall Arts Center. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; 53rd Horseshoe Rally - Cornerstone Park - South Shelter. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; 16th Goldpanning on the Platte - Carson Nature Center. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Fine Art by Mary Elliott - Stanton Art Gallery, Town Hall Arts Center. 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; Littleton Elks - Children's Fishing Derby - Geneva Lake Park 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - Depot Art Center and Gallery. 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm; WWW Live Trivia Challenge - Platte River Bar & Grill - Deck. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm; Face Acappella ~ Indoor Concert - St. James Presbyterian Church. 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm; WWW Moonlight Golf RETURNS! Littleton Golf & Tennis Federal & Bowle. Aug. 14: 7:30 am to 11:30 am; 32nd WWW / ACC Family Pancake Breakfast - Arapahoe Community College Cafeteria. 7:30 am to 11:30 am; 9th WWW Old Fashioned Cake Contest - Arapahoe Community College Cafeteria. 8:00 am to 11:00 am; WWW Kids Games of Old - Arapahoe Community College lawn. 9:00 am to 11:00 pm; 16th Bruce Wolf Stick Horse Stampede! - Arapahoe Community College - west lawn. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; 48th Colorado Scottish Festival - Highlands Heritage Park. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - Depot Art Center and Gallery. 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm; 3rd Annual Littleton Elks Rod & Custom Car Show - Littleton Elks Lodge. 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm; The Quilt that Walked to Golden Luncheon and Program - First Presbyterian Church of Littleton. 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; 5th Annual Brad Bradford Rubber Ducky Race - Little's Creek at Sterne Park Bridge - Bemis St. 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Friends BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library . 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm; A Celebration of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. Aug. 15: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Friends BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Fine Art by Mary Elliott - Stanton Art Gallery. 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; A Cel- Aug. 11: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; A Celebration of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library . 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Friends BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Fine Art by Mary Elliott - Stanton Art Gal- Continued on page 4 Grand Parade! Saturday, August 20th - 10 a.m. to Noon Sponsors of Decades of Dedication to Collision Auto Repair Makes Us the Right Choice! Western Welcome Week Proud Sponsors of Wednesday, August 10th 5-9 p.m. at the Littleton City Courtyard A Carousel of Music Established 1949 303-795-1323 www.westernwelcomeweek.org 2659 W. Main St. � Downtown Littleton PAGE 4 | AUGUST 10 - 21, 2011 83RD ANNUAL WESTERN WELCOME WEEK Kids from page 3 The pages of time are turned back from 9 a.m. to 11 Aug. 14 at Arapahoe Community College where kids play games that date back generations. The free event offers the chance to shoot a bow, milk a "cow" or ride a bronc. Nearby on the ACC lawn, kids 12 and under can try their hand at the Bruce Wolf Stick Horse Stampede. Stampeders can bring their own stick horse or there will be horses for sale. Registration begins at 9 and the stampede begins at 10. There are ribbons for all participants and special ribbons for the winners. The kids can chuckle a bit if they stay and watch the Senior Stampede that follows. A little later that day, kids can take their parents to the Stern Park Bridge on Little's Creek for the Brad Bradford Rubber Ducky Race. Buy a duck to enter the race and the chance to win cash or prizes. If the family still has energy, they can travel a short way down the road from 6 to 8 p.m., strap on the wheels and join the Family skate Night at Skate City. One of the most popular WWW events is the Littleton Fire Firefighter's Children Parade that will be held through takes place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Aug. 20, beginning at Bega Park. The event is for children under 14 and this year's theme is "Families on Parade." Entries categories include pedestrians, wheels, floats and leashed pets. The wheels category includes bikes, skateboards, in-line skates and electric-powered vehicles. From noon to 5 p.m. , the focus shifts to the area in front of the Melting Pot on Main street for the Kids and Family Stage featuring kids entertainment and singalongs. At the same time, the Fun for Kids Corner will be going on in the Valley Feed and Lawn parking lot where there are free games, activities and prizes for "kids of all ages." For those who want a little more frightening experience, there are sneak previews of the Reinke Brother Haunted Mansion at 5336 S. Prince Street will be going on from noon to 6 p.m. There will also be midway fun, games and a band on stage in the parking lot. For more details, visit the event Web site at WWW.westernwelcomeweek.com. Senior Living. pot Arts Center & Gallery. 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm; 14th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm; Big Band ebration of Artists! - Edwin A. Hawkquest Outdoors! - Carson Tribute to the Silver Screen Era Bemis Public Library . Nature Center. Bemis Public Library 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - De- Aug. 17: Aug. 19: pot Arts Center. 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; A Celebra9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Friends 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm; 3rd JaJa tion of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Crepes to You! - JaJa Bistro. Public Library . Bemis Public Library. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Summer 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Friends 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; A CelebraPOPS Concert! Golden Eagle BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. tion of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis Concert Band - South Suburban Bemis Public Library. Public Library . Christian Church. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Fine Art 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Fine Art Aug. 16: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; 3rd O'Toole's Garden Center Open House - O'Toole's Garden Center. 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Friends BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; A Celebration of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library - lower level 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Fine Art by Mary Elliott. Stanton Art Gallery - Town Hall Arts Center. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - Depot Arts Center. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; 15th RiverPointe Swing Dance & Dean Bushnell Orchestra - RiverPointe by Mary Elliott. Stanton Art Gallery - Town Hall Arts Center. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - Depot Arts center & Gallery. 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Evening at the Museum - Littleton Museum. by Mary Elliott - Stanton Art Gallery - Town Hall Arts Center. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - Depot Arts Center & Gallery. 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm; 9th Annual Quilt Show ~ Quilts on Parade - First Presbyterian Church of Littleton. 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm; Elks Old Fashioned Hometown Pig Roast - Littleton Elks Lodge Parking Lot - out back. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Littleton Chorale Concert: Across the Wide Missouri - Littleton United Methodist Church. Schedule from page 2 Aug. 18: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Fine Art by Mary Elliott - Stanton Art Gallery - Town Hall Arts Center. 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; A Celebration of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library . 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Friends BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. Aug. 20: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All 6:30 am to 10:00 am; Grand Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - De- Western Sandwich Breakfast - Littleton United Methodist Church. 7:30 am to 9:30 am; 31st Annual Littleton Fire Fighter's Children's Parade. Parade: Main Street in Historic Downtown Littleton. Registration: Bega Park, east end of Main Street. -- Main St. & Rio Grand. 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; 9th Annual Quilt Show ~ Quilts on Parade - First Presbyterian Church of Littleton. 8:00 am to 12:00 pm; 3rd Pints for Half Pints Blood Drive - West side of Prince Street north of Main Street. 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; Festival Day Concessions - Downtown Littleton. 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; 6th Annual One Day Only! Pottery Seconds Sale - The Pottery Studio Gallery 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; 52nd WWW Arts & Crafts Festival Main and Prince streets in historic downtown Littleton. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; A Celebration of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Friends BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. 9:00 am to 11:00 pm; A Day at the Elks - Littleton Elks Lodge. 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; 83rd WWW Grand Parade - Family on Parade - Gallup St. and Littleton Blvd. west on Littleton Blvd., down Main St. to Rapp St. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - Depot Arts Center & Gallery. 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Arapahoe County's 150th Birthday Bash! - Bega Park. 1. Arapahoe Community College 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr. 2. Bemis Library 6014 S. Datura St., 3. Platte River Bar & Grill 5995 S. Santa Fe Dr. 4. Carson Nature Center / South Platte Park 3000 W. Carson Dr. 5. Cornerstone Park South Shelter Corner of Belleview Windermere 6. Depot Arts Center 2069 W. Powers Ave. 7. Historic Downtown Littleton W. Main St. and surrounding area 8. First Presbyterian Church of Littleton 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., 9. Littleton Center & Geneva Lake Park 2255 W. Berry Ave. 10. Littleton Museum 6028 S. Gallup St. 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; WWW Dance Stage - Colorado Business Bank Parking Lot. 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; WWW Kids - Family Stage - Main Street -- west end in front of the Melting Pot. 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Dunk - A - Cop! - Bradford Auto Body Parking Lot. 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Fun For Kids Corner - Valley Feed and Lawn Center parking lot. 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm; Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion Sneak Preview - Reinke Brothers Costume Shop. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Big Papa's BBQ ~ Pig Roast Party! - Big Papa's BBQ (SW corner of Federal & Belleview). 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm; Comedy Night With Sam Adams at Town Hall - Town Hall Art Center . 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Littleton Chorale Concert: Across the Wide Missouri - Littleton United Methodist Church. Aug. 21: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; 59th Annual Homecoming Reunion Luncheon ~ Old Timers' - Littleton Museum. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; 28th All Colorado Juried Art Exhibit - Depot Arts Center & Gallery. 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm; A Celebration of Artists! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library. 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm; 8th WWW Community Singers: Poetry in Song - First Presbyterian Church of Littleton. 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Friends BAG OF BOOKS Sale! - Edwin A. Bemis Public Library 11. Littleton United Methodist Church 5894 S. Datura, 12. Little's Creek at Sterne Park Bridge On Bemis St., just north of the WWII Memorial Rose Garden 13. RiverPointe Senior Living 5225 S. Prince St. 14. South Suburban Christian Church 275 S. Broadway, 15. St. James Presbyterian Church 3601 W. Belleview Ave., 16. Sterne Park 5900 S. Spotswood, 17. O'Toole's Garden Center/Big Papa's BBQ 5201 S. Federal Blvd. 5151 S. Federal Blvd., 18. Skate City 5801 S. Lowell Way, Littleton EVENT: WWW Family Skate Night Thank you to our winning bidders and supporters! Arapahoe County Fair 2011 Youth Livestock Auction 2011 Buyers Big R of Elizabeth Bijou Creek Hay & Livestock The Bluffs Rob Buchanon Bucko's Feed `n' Freight Byers General Store Charlie Tucker Colorado First National Bank Corner Gas/Byers Thrift Store Crop Production Services Cross Country Pipeline Supply Guaranty Bank High Plains Bank Jim Kelly John and Pat Cavey Karber Mechanical Insulation Living Springs Veterinary Clinic Lottman Oil Lulu's Mark and Debbie Galle Mike and Eva Pugh Murdock's Ranch & Home Supply O'Malleys Mercantile Pit Barrel Cooker Co. Price Ranch A P AH OE CO U N TY AR 18 61 C E EL 201 B R AT I NG 1 Y E A R S 150 Rocky Mountain Propane Scott Aviation Strasburg Vet Clinic Sweeney Farms Terry and Barb Pape THG Enterprises LLC Urban and Virginia Elpers Valley Bank and Trust Grand Champion Steer: $3,000 Cross Country Pipeline Supply, Aurora, CO Exhibited by Brice Hanlon Grand Champion Hog: $2,600 Rob Buchanon, Tulsa, OK Exhibited by Maggie James Grand Champion Sheep: $1,025 Cross Country Pipeline Supply, Aurora, CO Exhibited by Jonathan Cretti 2011 Add-On Donors: American Pride Coop Bijou Telephone Byers America Country Burger Clear Creek Fabricators High Plains Lowline JBC Contracting J & R Welding Ramie Environmental Skip's Maintenance Strasburg Feed Subway Bennett/Strasburg Grand Champion Goat: $900 John and Pat Cavey, Littleton, CO Exhibited by Caleb Morris Grand Champion Poultry: $600 Valley Bank and Trust, Strasburg, CO Exhibited by Heather Crismon Grand Champion Rabbit: $375 The Bluffs, Byers, CO Exhibited by Mitchell Stombaugh The Stick Rodeo is always a Western Welcome Week favorite. File photo Helping youth develop skills and have fun. Call 303-730-1920 to learn more. Arapahoe County 4-H: www.arapahoecountyfair.com www.westernwelcomeweek.org