CIG Conventioneers Continue Decades Old Tradition

Colorado Interstate Gas Company Retirees return to Rodeway Inn Cow Palace

Retirees from the Colorado Interstate Gas Company have conducted their annual convention for the past 53 years and of those, 38 have been spent at the Cow Palace Inn, in Lamar. What a testament to the hospitality that they have found both at the Cow Palace and within the community of Lamar. Many of the remaining retirees travel from bordering states including, Texas, Kansas and Nebraska. Since 1974, mostly the same group of former employees of Colorado Interstate Gas has met to renew old friendships in Lamar and to make plans for their next meeting. The weekend event was held September 7th and 8th at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn.

Chamber Board Member Lisa Thomas along with Chamber Honkers, Val Baldwin and Vincent Gearhart welcomes the CIG Retirees back to Lamar

During the first evening, an auction table is available for members and a business dinner is conducted in the main courtyard. This past Friday, an older tradition of sorts was renewed, with members from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Lamar Honkers issuing a welcome to the CIG members. About a decade ago, an adhoc group of Chamber board and Honker members would pay an official greeting to visiting conventions to Lamar and thank them for their potential business in the community. This past Friday, Honker members Valerie Baldwin and Vince Gearhart accompanied Chamber board member, Lisa Thomas in making the official welcoming remarks.

By Russ Baldwin

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