LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

Reunion Lunch at Centennial Building

For the past several years, Lamar Community College has combined the annual Antelope Stampede Rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds with a reunion of alumni from the school; members of the rodeo team Livestock Judging and students from horse training and management.

LCC Students Welcome Reunion, Left to Right: Ace Coors from Bryan, TX, Lane Schaaf from Chrono, CO, Kyeann Gordon from Dade City, FLA and Skylar Stahl from Mt. Dora, FLA

Almost 80 former classmates and guests spent the weekend in Lamar and other parts of southeast Colorado, reminiscing about their school and rodeo days and catching up with news of friends and family. There were also plenty of activities around the community for entertainment.

Attendees came out Friday for slack time at the Sand and Sage Fairgrounds in the late morning and visited the Living History Encampment for the first of the two day event. The Lamar Eagles provided a social hour in the evening until the rodeo events got underway for the evening at 6pm.

More time was offered for rodeo and encampment entertainment on Saturday, but some alumni signed up for the tour of the Cannopy Corporation hemp farm in Springfield for the morning presentation. The business displayed the workings of how hemp seed is converted into hemp sale operations.  A noon luncheon was provided for everyone at the Centennial Building at the fairgrounds where some current rodeo students got to spend time with the alumni before the competition began again at 2pm.  A reunion dinner was hosted at the Lamar Eagles Lodge for Saturday night.  The annual visit came to a close with a short go-round competition that began at noon on Sunday.

By Russ Baldwin

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