DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today declared Thursday, Jan. 10 “Dress Western Day” in celebration of the 107th National Western Stock Show and its annual parade in downtown Denver.
“The National Western is a time-honored tradition and cherished cultural and economic asset for our entire state,” Mayor Hancock said. “With a reenergized sense of optimism for our shared future, Denver is excited to kick-off the stock show and rodeo’s 107th year here in our Mile High City. I encourage our employees, residents and visitors to get into the ‘cattle-drivin’’ spirit and join us in donning your best western wear on Thursday.”
Mayor Hancock will be the 2013 Grand Marshall for the annual Stock Show Kick-Off Parade in honor of his passion for the National Western and continuous commitment to delivering long-term success for the complex and surrounding neighborhood.
The National Western Stock Show parade features a Texas Longhorn cattle drive, marching bands, floats, horseback riders and performing cowboys and cowgirls. It begins at Denver Union Station at high noon on Thursday and heads southeast on 17th St. The parade is preceded by the 4-H Barbecue starting at 11:30 a.m. in the atrium of the Wells Fargo Building and open to the public.
Full details of these events and more are available at the National Western website: www.NationalWestern.com