The 34th annual Crawford Pioneer Days provided great fun from Thursday through the weekend. And Saturday night's fireworks went off without a hitch.
The winners started with the baking contest on Thursday and ended with the Cowboy Cook-off on Saturday evening.
Kim and Steve Wasilkowich, who have organized Pioneer Days for the last several years, have announced their retirement even though they look too young to be doing so. It's a huge undertaking, but also very rewarding. Kim said it was all worth it just to look at all the people lining Highway 92 in downtown Crawford to watch the annual parade.
Before the live auction at the Crawford Community Center Friday, the grand marshal and king and queen were introduced. Here's the information provided by Pioneer Days.
Pioneer Days grand marshal Argee Gofforth was born July 4, 1934, in his grandparents' home in Crawford. He spent his boyhood growing up on a ranch below Needle Rock, and as a little boy, helped his mom memorize the phone numbers since she was Crawford's telephone operator. Gofforth graduated from high school in Crawford, joined the Air Force and eventually returned to the house he was born in. Gofforth has two children, two stepchildren, four grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a "man cave" to play in.
Pioneer Days king and queen are Leonard and Jeannie Shaw. Jeannie grew up in Delta, while Leonard was born and raised in Crawford. They reside on the old family farm just north of town, underneath C Hill, and Leonard keeps eight or nine cows. They grow a big garden, can fruit from their orchard and raise their own beef.
Here are the 2012 Pioneer Days winners:
Dignitaries — Grand marshal, Argee Gofforth; king and queen, Leonard and Jeannie Shaw; Volunteer of the Year, Susan Hansen; Business of the Year, Don's Directory; Non-Profit of the Year, Friends of Crawford Town Hall.
Baking Contest, Adult — First place bread, Laura Rieck; second place bread, Mildred Kinser; third place bread, Lora Coates.
First place cookies, Barb Goffin; second place cookies, Terri Pittman; third place cookies, Sallie Waldron.
First place pie, Kim Burke; second place pie, Laura Rieck.
First place cake, Donna Cochran; second place cake, Christopher Brown;
third place cake, Laura Rieck.
First place bars, Laura Rieck; second place bars, Erin Kendall.
Baking Contest, Youth — First place bread, Alexa Eslick.
First place cookies, George and Robert; second place cookies, Kaleb Carr; third place cookies, Dakota Rounds.
First place bars, Alexis Arroya.
First place pie, Hailey Carr.
Grand vhampion, Smith Fork Ranch.
Best theme, Marla Bishop.
First place youth, Larissa Cotten; second place youth, Houseweart Kids; third place youth, 4-H group.
First place adult, Marla Bishop; second place adult, Bob Heid; third place adult, Jim Zimmerle.
First place music, Crawford Friends Church; second place music, Delta County Libraries.
First place float, Smith Fork Ranch; second place float, Andersons and David Justice; third place float, Don's Directory.
First place group, Partners Mentoring; second place group, Dani Smith and Family; third place group, First State Bank of Colorado.
First place history/horse, Thunder Mountain Colorado History; second place horse, Roger Bentley and Mike Twamley.
First place antique/classic vehicle, Harold Smith; second place antique/classic vehicle, Gene and Laura Rieck; third place antique/classic vehicle, Tom Stevens.
First place humor, Dick Moore; second place humor, Sharon's Kids.
Outhouse Races — First place, Crawford Friends Church; second place, Uncle Nubs; third place, Fruitland Mesa Club; People's Choice, Sharon's Kids.
Cowboy Cook-off — Judge's Choice: First place, Erin Kendall; second place, Anna Smith; third place, Peggy Wardlaw; best theme, Erin Kendall.
People's Choice: First place, Erin Kendall; second place, Boyd Collins; third place, Wanda Gofforth.blog comments powered by Disqus