And this despite the fact that Hancock won’t be riding a horse like a real buckaroo, but instead will be sitting in a surrey adorned with a banner noting that he’s the grand marshal. And in case that’s not enough of a clue, he’ll also be wearing an orange cowboy hat in support of the Denver Broncos.
The parade starts at noon at Union Station, and Hancock -- along with cattle, bands, floats and performers -- will proceed down 17th Street for fifteen blocks. At the end of the line at the Wells Fargo atrium, they’ll join a Western party, complete with live music and a VIP fashion show (watch out for those orange hats) that starts at 11:30 a.m. All the festivities are free, but you can also buy a barbecue lunch for $9, with proceeds going to the 4-H International Youth group.
The 107th National Western Stock Show runs January 12 through January 27 at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street; for ticket information, call 303-297-1166 or go to www.nationalwestern.com.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2013