“Once again we are preparing for the Grizzly Day celebration in Dupuyer,” Ali Newkirk tells the I-O.
The annual event will be held on Aug. 3 and the day will be filled with activities for the whole family throughout the day.
Grand Marshalls for the parade this year will be Jim and Maryann Sullivan, longtime residents and big supporters of the Dupuyer community. “We are happy to have them at the front of the line up,” say Newkirk.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. Participants in the parade should start to line up at 10:30 a.m. on Columbus Ave.
Units with loud horns and sirens will be in front while horses and mules and other animals will be at the end.
As in the past, floats are not judged, “But, we do offer three cash prizes,” said Newkirk. Each unit can enter their name in the drawing to be held at the conclusion of the parade.
Kicking the day off will be a firemen’s pancake breakfast at the Dupuyer Fire Hall from 7-9 a.m.
Vendors will have booths in and around town starting at 10 a.m. an there will be a community bake sale at the community hall going on all day.
There will be a car wash in the morning before the parade, miniature train rides, all kinds of games for children, free water at the Dupuyer Cache, music in the town square, a horse shoe toss the Dupuyer Cache with the winner getting a 1,000 rounds of .22 ammo.
There will be the greased pig Calcutta at Beck’s Corner at 2 p.m., the Great Dupuyer Creek Duck Race at 3:30 p.m. and a poker ride sponsored by the East Slope Back Country Horseman ride at Swift Dam which will be on Aug. 4.
For more information, contact Becky Rappold at 472-3211, Joe or Rita Christiaens at 472-321 or Newkirk for the parade at 472-3388.