August 14-21, 2021

Parade

Parade Committee

Kristina Haymore

(208) 312-2241
kristinahaymore@yahoo.com

Michelle Campbell

(208) 312-5241
michelle@minicassiavoice.com

Nichole Searle

kylenichole99@gmail.com

Nicole Tegethoff

Parade Participants,

We would like to thank you for your participation in the 2020 Cassia County Fair Parade. We look forward to seeing you at the parade and anticipate a great parade again this year!

We are making a few changes this year and want you to be aware of them.

First, we will NOT be having pre-registrations for the Parade this year. Because of this, there will not be any pre-assigned numbers or check-in times. IT WILL BE A FIRST COME, FIRST IN LINE deal.

Parade entries will line up at the Burley High School on Parke Ave., any and all vehicles that go with your entry must be with your entry when you line up. The parking lot gates will open at 7 am; you will be brought around the school and be put into order at that time. We will separate the music to ensure they don't play over each other. Once you are in an order we will take you down and park you on 27th street.

The gates will open at 7am, but you may line up any time UNTIL 10:00 at which time entries will be closed down. IF YOU LINE UP EARLY- a driver must remain with the vehicle.

Second, the drivers will be given a form to sign once they are in line. This will be the liability form that you sign every year.

Third, please make sure your entry is well marked. Our announcer this year will be more spontaneous and not have prepared papers.

Fourth, all judging will be en route.

Fifth, when you show up to be placed in order, ALL OF YOUR FLOAT NEEDS TO BE THERE. You may not send a 4-wheeler or a car and then try to pull the rest of your float in with them on 27th street. You may have the 4-wheeler wait and join with the rest of your entry or have 2 entries.

We thank you for being a part of the fair and participating with us. If you have questions or additional information, please feel free to contact a parade committee member.

2021 Grand Marshals

Bruce and Valerie Bowen

2021 Grand Marshals - Bruce and Valerie Bowen

Friendly, hard-working, productive, service-oriented—these are just a few of the many monikers attached to Bruce and Valerie Bowen by those who know them best. The couple has always had their hands and their hearts actively engaged in helping those around them. The effects of their intense devotion to service have been far-reaching and deeply moving to their community, friends and family

The Bowens have been a constant and steady influence in the Pella area, where they raised their five children. Hard work was no stranger to the Bowen children. They were always involved in a myriad of farm, community, church, 4-H and FFA projects, from hogs to sugar beets to sewing and everything in between.

Bruce is a Cassia County native. He was raised on a small farm not far from where he and Valerie live today. He grew up farming hay, grain and beans and helping run a feedlot. During his growing up years, he was involved in FFA, 4-H and many other activities in the county. He graduated from BYU in 1973 with a degree in agronomy. Thankfully for Bruce, he maintained lasting ties with college friends and roommates. Those relationships helped him eventually meet his future bride.

Upon graduation from college, he returned to Burley to farm. Eventually, he took employment as manager of Farmer’s Grain and later with Landview Inc. as a crop advisor. He worked for Landview from 1989 until his retirement in 2016. It’s no surprise to anyone who knows Bruce that his business relationships often led to his clients' becoming lasting friends.

Valerie was born and raised in San Jose California. After high school, she attended BYU where she met a farm boy from southern Idaho. The two hit it off instantly, and their first date was to Bruce’s family reunion. Despite her true city girl upbringing, Val has been firmly transplanted in the black Goose Creek soil of Cassia County. Her country girl transformation became complete when she began working in the Cassia County extension office with the 4-H program. She was able to work with youth and 4-H leaders from around the county, developing deep friendships with families throughout the entire south-central Idaho region. Later, she gained a deeper love and appreciation for the area as she worked for 10 years at the Cassia County Museum. Through exhaustive and painstaking research, she compiled photos and historical accounts of life here in Cassia County into a book which was ultimately published in the Images of America series.