By: Trista Crittenden
The Colorado State Fair Parade is one of the oldest parades in Colorado. Every year people look forward to the occasion. On Aug. 24 many clubs, organizations, services, high schools and activities gathered on the streets of Pueblo. Out of 100 entries at the parade, Pueblo County High School was one of them. Students arrived at the corner of Pitkin and Colorado around 9 a.m. to show off PCHS spirit! The theme of the parade was “Horsin’ around in Pueblo since 1869.” PCHS definitely didn’t have a problem fitting into the theme. The PCHS float was decorated with green and gold balloons and streamers.
Students topped it all off with country music. PCHS’s cheer and dance team followed behind the float promoting spirit. Various athletes representing PCHS were on the float including softball, football and the students in general! Neva Lucero, a PCHS dancer, said it was her first year dancing in the parade. “I think it was a really good experience because I got to show off my spirit and support county. It was my first parade and it was an amazing time!” said Lucero. Students on the float would agree, with Lucero too. Erica Moore, student photographer for The Buzz, was on the float. Moore said, “On the float it was really ecstatic, everyone was excited and happy to be there. Throughout the parade everyone on the float was loud and energetic.” It was a great day for the students of PCHS. Student involvement was high-energy and extraordinary to watch!