Big Piney Hall of Fame inductions planned

Courtesy photo Members of the Big Piney Hall of Fame Class of 2021 pose with their awards. Pictured left to right are: Dr. Johnathan Jones (Distinguished Alumni), Cheryl Long (Hall of Fame Coach Inductee), Mary Budd Flitner (Distinguished Alumni), Tonia Taylor Hoffman (Distinguished Alumni), Janet Budd Beiermann (accepting the Distinguished Alumni award on behalf of her sister, Karen Budd Falen) and Andrew Priddis (Hall of Fame Athlete Inductee). The Class of 2023 will be inducted into the Big Piney Hall of Fame on Sept. 16.

MARBLETON — Inductions of eight individuals into the Big Piney Hall of Fame are being finalized. Several lifelong residents will receive the Distinguished Alumni award and four former Big Piney athletes will also be honored.
The 2023 ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Big Piney High School Homecoming festivities on Saturday, September 16. The Southwest Sublette County Pioneer Senior Center in Marbleton will again host the event, with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner.
The public is invited. Past recipients of Hall of Fame honors are urged to attend the dinner and ceremony to welcome this year’s new inductees.

Nancy Espenscheid and businessman Gary Rees will each receive the Distinguished Alumni award, along with Mary Anne (Chandler) Simmering and lawyer John McKinley.
Four past Big Piney athletes will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame for their achievements. State champions Nick Smith and Karl Porter will be joined by multi-sport All-State athletes Jodi (Eskelsen) Druckenmiller and Casey Knotts.
Tickets for the event are $35 each. Folks can and should reserve their tickets in advance by contacting the office at Big Piney High School at 307-276-3324 or by contacting Louanne Heydt or Bill Lehr.

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