Thanks to All for Help in Tri-State Tribute


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On behalf of the Annual Tri-State Tribute Committee we wish to thank Lamar and the surrounding communities for such outstanding support of our event on Saturday, September 14th! Our corporate sponsors: Tri County Ford and Lincoln of Lamar, Tri County GM of La Junta, 4-States Feedlot, and Heath and Turpin, Inc., along with funds from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Revenue and donations from many other sponsors brought this initial dream of honoring our heroes to reality.

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Commissioners, Recreation Department, Fair Board, Sheriff’s Posse, and County Maintenance Department all walked an extra mile to make this so successful.

From the Parade to the BBQ and onto the formal Tribute ceremony, so many individuals, businesses, and school children contributed to recognizing the commitment, dedication and sacrifice made by our 1st Responders, Dispatchers, Military, and their Families.

We would also like to thank all the vets who rode on the floats and participated throughout the day!

Alpine Builders
BJ’s Burger & Beverage
Big Town Small Town Media
Boy, Girl, Cub Scouts & Brownies
Brandon Sherwood
Burger King
Carla Scranton
City of Lamar
Colorado East Bank & Trust
Colorado Mills
Colorado State Patrol
Commander Mike Haley
Community State Bank
Cory Alan Forgue
Cow Palace Inn
Crop Risk
Don Turner
Dunrite Dev., LLC
Flower Boutique
Frito Lay/ Mike Duffy
Frontier Bank
Fountain Police Department
Gerald & Julie Branes
Glass Apparatus
Lamar Area Hospice
Kathy Wooten
Lamar Chamber of Commerce
Lamar Community College/Parker Scholarship
Lamar Elks Lodge
Lamar High School Notables with Director Bob Seay
Lamar Ledger
Lamar Lions Club
Little Caesar’s
Lucky’s BBQ
Meisman & Associates
Mike Cook
Mission Villanueva
My Wholesale Products
Nick & Ben Weber
Officer Sheyna Marshall – Drive Smart Colorado
Pastor Rod Coulter
Pat Palmer
Patty’s Pottys
Peacock Funeral Home
Prowers County Commissioners
Prowers County Fair Board
Prowers County Lodging Tax Revenue
Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse
Rainbow Breads
Real Deals Magazine
Robison Printing
Sharon Bullock
Skip & Candy Ruedeman
The Prowers Journal
Taco John’s
Tri-County Ford & Lincoln of Lamar
Tri County GM of La Junta
Valley National Bank
Vic Coberley with DJ Entertainment
Voices of SE Colorado
Voces Unidas
Wayne Lubbers
Wiley Lions Club

American Legion/VFW Honor Guard
Army National Guard
Bent County Sheriff, Ambulance & EMS
Colorado State Patrol
Colorado East Bank & Trust Lawn Chair Brigade
Colorado Patriot Guard Riders
Colorado Springs Police
Coloradans Supporting Our Sheriffs
Dalhart TX Fire Dept
Dee Ann Trujillo
Dennis Mattoon-Vet Bagpiper
Eads Fire & EMS
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard
Fountain PD Bagpipe Unit
Granada Police Dept
Hasty/McClave Volunteer Fire & EMS
Holly Fire & EMS
Kiowa County Sheriff, Fire & EMS
Lamar Boy Scouts Troop 218
Lamar Brownies & Girl Scouts
Lamar Cub Scouts
Lamar Fire & Ambulance – with Ground Zero Truck
Lamar High School Marching Band
Lamar Middle School Marching Band
Lamar Police Department
Las Animas Fire Department
Marine Corps
Med Trans
Peacock Funeral Home
Prowers County Rural Fire Dept
Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse
Prowers County Veteran Service Officer
Prowers County WWII Memorial Group
Pueblo Police
Rocky Ford Police & Fire Dept
Sand & Sage Round-up Royalty
SDS Patriotic Float
2nd Amendment Defenders of S. E. Colorado
Springfield Police & Fire Dept
Southeast Colorado Hospital EMS
Tress Gadash
US Army Corps of Engineers
Valley National Bank
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
Walsh Police Dept

It is with great honor that we were able to announce, in conjunction with Lamar Community College, a baseball scholarship in the name of the Fallen Firefighter Wade Parker. This young man lost his life as one of the nineteen Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite 20-member wildland firefighting crew, when the wind shifted on that Arizona ridge. Just a couple of years before this tragedy he was playing ball for LCC’s Runnin’ Lopes. Anyone wishing to contribute to his memorial scholarship fund may contact Anne-Marie Crampton, Director, Institutional Advancement, Lamar Community College, Betz #116, 719.336.1520,

Doug & Linda Harbour
Lamar, Colorado

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