Don Ellis, a long-time civic leader and a recent elected leader, has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the 78th annual Bronc Day Festival in Green Mountain Falls.
This year’s celebration will be on July 30 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 30. It will feature a wide variety of games and festivities, along with several new events. It also showcases one of the best parades in the area, which is led every year by the grand marshal.
Ellis is a 15-year resident of GMF and has contributed countless hours of volunteer service to the community.
He has served on the GMF Board of Trustees, the local Government Structure Committee, and Bronc Day Committee. He is currently serving on the GMF Planning Commission. In addition, he wrote new comprehensive procurement policy for the town.
Ellis is an engineer experienced in the design and construction of pipelines, municipal facilities, and land development.
In other Bronc Day development, festival organizers have announced the first-ever pie-making or throwing contest. This will be a new event and will be designed for families and kids, and not culinary experts. According to Michael Lohman, president of the Ute Pass Triangle Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature four judges. The cost is $1 per slice and the money raised will go to help local food banks and the future costs associated with Bronc Day.
Contests will occur for a variety of age groups.
In addition, a dance will occur at the Sally Bush Center on the evening of Bronc Day from 7 to 10 p.m. For a complete list of Bronc Day festivities, visit www.broncdayco.org