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Border Days 2018:Welcome to Border Days!


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Welcome cowboys and cowgirls! It is with great pleasure I welcome you to the 107th annual Grangeville Border Days Celebration and want to wish you a happy 4th of July . My name is Tanner Fogleman, and this is my sixth year on the Grangeville Border Days committee. The committee and I have been working very hard preparing to make this event happen. This is definitely going to be a great Border Days celebration, one for the books. Rodeosthis year are July 4-6, Wednesday through Friday , all starting at 6 p.m. Always popular, family night will be on Wednesday . Also, we’ll be putting more added money to the bull riding and saddle bronc events this year. Stick around after the rodeos on July 5 and 6 for live music. On July 5, performing will be Marcos Dominguez and American Bonfire. On July 6, your local favorites, Vintage Youth of Grangeville, will be belting out great classic rock. For our third year in a row , Pink Night will be at the Friday rodeo, and for everyone who wears a pink shirt into the arena, the Border Days committee will donate a dollar to the Grangeville Eagles local cancer fund. We’ve painted the chutes pink to promote this, and Les Schwab Tires has given us pink barrel covers for the arena. We’re excited to continue to help in this worthwhile cause, so put on your pink shirt and head into the rodeo! And don’t forget: You can get in free to watch rodeo slack events that start at 10 a.m. on Thursday , July 5. Another great time to check out this western action. Parades run all three days, starting at 2 p.m. Each has something a little different, so come down to Main Street to take a look. A great time is during the annual Kiddies Parade, which will be held Wednesday , July 4, starting at 1 p.m. There’s so much to do during these three days, so check out the schedule for food, games, and related community activities. Lastly , we’ve been busy at the rodeo grounds, constructing a new beer garden and storage building. During the event, you’ll have an improved beer garden area to pick up beverages to clear the dust away . For the rest of the year, this spacious building will store our equipment in one safe and convenient location. It took the help of many to pull this together, and the committee and I really appreciate the donations and time to help improve this historic community asset. On behalf of the Grangeville Border Days committee, we’re honored to have our new visitors, returning guests, and local residents joining us for this regional celebration. It’s a great time that allows us to visit, make new friends, and just enjoy a break in the weekly routine. To see a full list of events going on in town, check out all the events on the Grangeville Border Days website @ GRANGEVILLEBORDERDAYS.ORG. Also check us out on Facebook! I hope to see you all at this wonderful celebration; come support the cowboys and cowgirls taking part in this event and Cut ‘Em Loose!


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