Cash prizes going to top floats of Ski-Hi Stampede parades

File photo The Ski-Hi Stampede parades will be on July 12 and 13 in downtown Monte Vista. Cash prizes are being awarded to the top floats.

Theme is ‘Heroes Among Us’

MONTE VISTA – The top floats in the 2024 Ski-Hi Stampede parades will receive cash prizes. The Ski-Hi Stampede parades will be on July 12 and 13 in downtown Monte Vista. The theme for this year’s parade is “Heroes Among Us.”

Absolute Shine donated $1,500 that will go to the first-place float; SLV Auto Repair donated $1,000 that will go to the second-place float; and Pepper Equipment donated $500 that will go to the third-place float.

To qualify for a cash prize the float must be in the parade on both days, Friday and Saturday mornings. The parades start at 10 a.m. each day with lineup at 8:30 a.m. The parade route will begin in downtown Monte Vista at the Shell gas station and head west to the corner on Davis Street heading back east toward Safeway.

Registration forms can be picked up at Finer Blessings, 730 1st Ave., Monte Vista. The Ski-Hi Stampede Committee is organizing the parades.

The San Luis Valley Ski Hi Stampede Rodeo was founded in 1919 and is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned sporting event that is a non-profit organization made up of over 200 volunteers.

The 102nd annual Ski-Hi Stampede kicks off with a concert on July 11, featuring Wynonna, followed by three days of PRCA action on July 12, 13 and 14. For more information, visit online www.skihistampede.com.