Social Summit: Fairplay Burro Days (video)
“Fastest Ass up the Pass” – Sponsored by NuDream Homes
George Zack and Jack, $200
Guess the Winning Time
Denise Klinger, Wheat Ridge, Guessed 5:41:27 and actual winning time was 5:41:08, $500
Men’s Division -
1st Place, Chris Holcombe 32:07
2nd Place, Jared Cooper 32:08
3rd Place, Jack Erdle 32:24
Women’s Division -
1st Place, Noel Quinn 37:55
2nd Place, Amy Nordhagen, 38:30
3rd Place, Lydia Govinden, 40:50
(Race is one llama and up to five racers usually in costume; fundraiser for organ donation; 31 teams participated.)
1st Place - Alpaca’n Heat
2nd Place – Golden Hooves
3rd Place – Licensed to Winn
Dog Race – Sponsored by the Kaplan Family & High Paw Pet Supplies
Nathaniel Larkin (age 8) with Chuffly, 1st Place
Evan Besoushko (age 9) with Ava, 2nd Place
Emily Rogers (age 8) with Max, 3rd Place
Kaylin Medina (age 11) with Winston, 1st place
Tanner Pedretti (age 12) with Ava, 2nd Place
Anand Bessinger (age 12) with Lola, 3rd Place
Outhouse Race - Sponsored by Shirley Septic and Deep Water Emergency Services
1st – Team Epilog (St. Joseph’s Church), “The Throne”, $125 and the Golden Toilet Seat Award. Team members: Mitchell Erdle, John Erdle, Mark Manta and Stephen Newman
2nd – South Park Boys and Girls Club, “Butt Busters”, $75 and the Golden Plunger Award.
People’s Choice Award, Rocky Mountain Rural Health/South Park High School Cheerleaders, “Pearly Gates”, $50
Best Marching Entry – South Park High School Cheerleaders, $100
Best Float Entry – Aspirations Dance Studio, $100
Best Equestrian Entry – Icelandic Horse Club of the Rockies, $100
Best Vehicle Entry – 1946 Chevy/South Park Community Church Vacation Bible School, $100
The town of Fairplay hosted its 68th annual Burro Days on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. George Zack and his burro Jack were the winners of the annual burro race. Over 10,000 people participate in festivities such as: burro races, llama races, kiddies pack dog races, parades, contests, over 140 arts & crafts booths, over 30 food vendor booths, local musical entertainment, dance & BBQ, pancake breakfast, Cowboy Church services and more.
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