Big Piney and Marbleton
put together an excellent Chuckwagon
Days celebration with a parade
of “Superheroes” – and every event was
superbly managed. From the very successful
“drive-in” evening rodeo on July
3 to the fireworks at dusk on the Fourth,
everyone pitched in to make the annual
celebration as safe – and fun – as possible.
Grand Marshal Marj Guio was honored
at the rodeo on Friday and led the parade
on Saturday. Others recognized and
honored were Ranch Woman of the Year
Ann Barney and the everyday “superheroes”
that help make life entertaining and
interesting throughout Sublette County.
Almost 200 people came to the LDS
Church’s annual pancake breakfast at the
Big Piney Rec Center and at least 48 bedecked
and flagged floats lined up at EOG
Resources to pass by hundreds of spectators
and neighbors through Big Piney.
Businesses provided plenty to eat and
drink, with the annual free community
barbecue put on hold this year.
Big Piney cheerleaders sponsored a
popular youth fishing derby at the Marbleton
Community Pond to raise money
for uniforms and other expenses. After
that, locals hosted the Freedom Rally at
the Rec Center to fill in for the canceled
street dance and hundreds waited until
dark to watch spectacular fireworks from
the Marbleton hill.