Days of ’49 fast approaching

by nathan oster

With June 1 falling Saturday, this year’s Days of ’49 is going to seem earlier to a lot of people — and yet, there it is on calendar, officially set to begin one week from today (Thursday, June 6) and continue through Sunday, June 9.

That would be the first full weekend of June — where the ‘49er falls each year.

Additional information about the celebration will appear in next week’s paper.

But Days of ’49 organizers want the public to be aware that T-shirts featuring this year’s theme, “Days of Old, Days of Gold,” are now on sale at Big Horn Federal as well as from any Days of ’49 committee member.

The committee is also raffling another Anne Hanson print, which is currently on display at the Bank of Greybull.  See a committee member if you’d like to purchase a ticket for that print raffle.

The first day of this year’s celebration, Thursday, June 6, will feature a queen contest — Ronna Rollingwood reports that there are three contestants for queen and one for princess this year — as well as the annual tug-of-war in front of Lisa’s.

A fun run has been added to this year’s lineup, and Collingwood said local churches are planning a special 10:30 service on Sunday, June 9, followed by a potluck, free snow cones and opportunities to play on blow-up toys.

The Greybull Recreation District this week announced plans for the Kiddie Parade which starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8.  The parade will begin at the Bank of Greybull and proceed east to the Greybull Public Library.

Children of all ages are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero or villain and join in the fun. Bicycles, motorized toy vehicles, wagons and strollers are welcome, too.

Kiddie Parade participants should plan on arriving between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m.  There is no fee and all participants will get a treat, compliments of the Maverik Country Store.