Greeley Stampede Names New Grand Marshals for 96th Annual Event
The Grand Marshals have been named for the 96th Annual Greeley Stampede. Jerry and Sandy Helgeson will represent the Stampede during the 2017 event. Each year since 1928, the Greeley Stampede has recognized outstanding citizens for their many community and regional contributions to Northern Colorado.
Jerry and Sandy have been resident of Greeley and Windsor for 41 years. Their daughters graduated from Greeley West and Sandy has her degree from UNC. Jerry graduated from Minot State University with a degree in business.
Jerry owned American Eagle Distributorship in Northern Colorado for 40 years before retiring in 2015. While in business, his company was one of the top 50 family-owned companies in Colorado, ranked #33. In addition to receiving several top awards with Anheuser-Busch over the years, Jerry has served on bank boards in Weld County as well as the Greeley Chamber of Commerce and volunteering for fundraising on several organizations. He helped develop a program at CSU in Brewing Operations, was awarded the Bravo Entrepreneur Award in 2016 by BizWest, awarded the Loveland Chamber Large Business of the Year award in 2012, is a certified pilot and was the Easter Bunny at the White House Easter Egg Roll during the Obama administration.
After raising their two daughters, Susan and Julie, Sandy went back to school at UNC and got her master’s degree in Psychology. She has done volunteer work for several organizations in addition to serving on the Board of Directors for NCMC Foundation, A Kid’s Place, and currently the Boys and Girls Club of Weld County.
The new Grand Marshals will be officially introduced at the June 1st Kickoff Luncheon. Individual tickets are $5, table reservations are $40 for eight guests. Call 970-356-7787 for tickets.