Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

Another successful Albin Day is in the books


Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Chuck and Pat Palm served as Grand Marshals for the annual Albin Day celebration held last Saturday.

Faith and family, first responders, Papa Dean, Bill Johnson and others were heralded as Hometown Heroes during the 89th Annual Albin Day parade.

Johnson, who was recognized by Nick Dennis and his family, made the move to Albin on December 7, 1941 while the Japanese were busy with their sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.

The day began with a pancake breakfast at the Firehouse served by the Burns FFA. Afterwards, more than 500 people lined Cheyenne Ave. to watch the Kiddie and Adult parades. Grand marshals. Chuck and Pat Palm had the Grand Marshal wave working to perfection as they rolled down Cheyenne Ave.

Following the parades were races at the ball diamond and a lunch served by the Burns FFA.

The winning float for the kiddie parade was the grandchildren of Dean and Brenda Anderson, and the winning float in the adult/youth parade was Smithfield of Wyoming Hog Production.

The day was filled with activities for young and old. There was the Craft Fair at the Community Center and bingo in the center sponsored by Delta Club. A helicopter from Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, which landed on the main street, provided a spectacle for all who were interested.

There was a fire hose shower provided for young and old to beat the heat.

There was the Junior Rodeo at the Albin Arena for those like minded. The young cowgirls and cowboys vied in spirited competitions of barrel racing, pole bending, flag races, breakaway roping, tie down roping Junior/senior team roping, goat undecorating and goat tying.

Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Albin Day got the royal treatment as Trail Days Queen Vanessa DelaCruz and Attendant Kelby Eastman wave to the crowd along the parade route through town.

Special kudos ought to be offered the goats. It is true that the goats did an awful lot of complaining when it came time for them to do their stuff, but they are, after all, goats and goats will complain about anything that is not their idea. Their bleating aside, these goats provided ample sport for the contestants and it can be said that they earned their keep on this day.

Softball tournament: 1st place the "green team" led by Kelley Kriz, 2nd place the "orange team" and for 3rd place the "pink team"

The Horseshoe tournament winners were Robert and Brandon Grimes.

The day wound to a close after the horseshoe tournament and the evening meal, with Fireworks provided by the Laramie County Fire District No. 3 of Albin and The Albin Jug Band provided the musical entertainment.

Albin Day Raffle winners: Greg Ornleas, $150, Jacob Sorenson, $100, Burns Insurance Agency, $75, Ed Berryman, $50 and Maddox Sorensen, $25.


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