2014 President’s Message

I’d like to welcome you all to beautiful Gunnison, Colorado and thank you for coming out to support the 114th Cattlemen’s Days. I would also like to thank all the committee members, sponsors, volunteers, and everybody else that makes this event possible. The Gunnison country has a history rich with agriculture, and Cattlemen’s Days gives us all a chance to be a part of that history and share it with future generations. It’s also a chance to kick off the summer in Gunnison County and support our local economy.

Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo is the first rodeo to raise over a million dollars for Tough Enough to Wear Pink, and we are going to continue to raise funds and support breast cancer awareness. So come on out Thursday and make sure to wear pink. There will also be a patriot night to thank and support our military and their families, and family night to encourage families to come out and enjoy our Western heritage. Don’t forget the 4-H show, exhibits, and livestock sale, and for the first time this year, there will be a ranch rodeo and team sorting, plus numerous other events.

I’ve been lucky enough to call Gunnison home for my entire life, and Cattlemen’s Days is always the summer event I look forward to. The first time I took part in Cattlemen’s Days, I was just six years old. Through the years, I was able to compete in the 4-H shows, horse shows, and rodeo. Now, I’m president of the the Cattlemen’s Days committee and I’m proud to be a part of such a wonderful and historical event. When you’re in Gunnison country, there’s something for everybody, so come make yourselves comfortable and enjoy the Western hospitality of the Gunnison area.

 

GENE HOLLENBECK
President
Cattlemen’s Days, Inc.

 


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