Commissioner Peggy Littleton joined David Geislinger, Colorado Springs City Council, 2018 Girl of the West Sierra Silva, her Aide, Kayla Summers, and the Pikes Peak Rangerettes as part of the traditional Rodeo Token Ceremony held on the steps of the historic 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. The ceremony involves the presentation of a supersized replica of the wooden token used to pay for pancakes, eggs, juice and coffee at the upcoming Downtown Colorado Springs Street Breakfast, which is 5:30 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, at the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue & Tejon Street.
Western Heritage Days are highlighted by a series of western themed events beginning with The Street Breakfast and continuing through the El Paso County Fair in July. Following the Street Breakfast and Range Ride residents and visitors alike are invited to come and enjoy to the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade through downtown Colorado Springs, the 78th Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris Penrose Equestrian Center, and the El Paso County Fair at the Fairgrounds in Calhan.
The Street Breakfast is 5:30 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in downtown Colorado Springs and costs $5, free for children 5 and under. The meal will be prepared by Fort Carson volunteers. All proceeds from the breakfast go to benefit local military charities. The Range Riders will leave from the breakfast on their annual ride to promote the upcoming Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade is Tuesday, July 10, on Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs.
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo itself runs July 11-14 at Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. More information is available at: www.pikespeakorbust.org
Celebration of Western Heritage Days concludes with the annual El Paso County Fair July 14-21 in Calhan. More information on the County Fair is available at: www.elpasocountyfair.com