The judges for the 46th annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade are Tab Berkey, president of the Evergreen Artists’ Association, Scott Robson, Evergreen Park and Recreation District executive director, and Vicki Bock, owner of Bear’s Inn Bed and Breakfast.
The three judges will select first-, second- and third-place winners in youth, non-commercial adult, and commercial categories. An overall crowd-pleasing entry will be chosen, for a grand total of 10 awards.
Berkey and his wife, Michelene, also an artist, are known for his volunteer work with the Heritage Grove Fine Art Show and the EAA, which offers a scholarship program for Evergreen area high school students planning to study art in college.
An Evergreen resident and native of Jefferson County, Robson has worked for a variety of organizations in Colorado, preserving open spaces and managing park and recreation programs. Robson’s first job was working on a ranch in Coal Creek Canyon, where he honed his fence-repair and horse-stall-cleaning skills. He and his wife, Laura, have two sons ages 9 and 11 who hope to be cowboys or rodeo parade judges when they grow up.
As innkeeper at the historic Bear’s Inn for the past 10 years, Bock has dedicated her time to maintaining the integrity and charm of the building dating from 1928. Vicki spends much of her time with Conifer Rotary activities as program chairman, gardening, re-purposing objects and furniture, and testing recipes.
The parade starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Evergreen on Saturday, June 16.