Cheyenne, Wyoming: Despite cloudy skies, wind gusts, and intermittent light rain showers in the afternoon, the Frontier Refining, Inc. Superday 2010 was attended by thousands of people who brought their children out en masse. This festive community event helped kick off the beginning of summer at Lions Park. Superday 2010 in Cheyenne, Wyoming also held a number of competitions and because it’s an election year, several vending tables were set up for political candidates and even for voter registration. This was the 28th such event in Wyoming’s capital city, and was hosted by the Cheyenne Parks & Recreation Department.
The Dogs Had Their Day at Superday 2010 in Cheyenne, Wyoming
The day in Cheyenne started out with sunny skies and summertime temperatures, but by early afternoon, clouds began rolling in and wind gusts picked up. Later, light rain showers came down on the attendees, but nonetheless, the crowd stayed in a festive mood. As with past Superdays, this one was very kid-friendly. On site were several jumping gyms, kids games, and a carnival. Both the Cheyenne Police and Fire Departments showed off some of their vehicles, allowing children to get onto the seats of that equipment.
But local organizations as well as vendors were on hand to educate the public about their causes and sell their wares, including a number of pet-oriented organizations. Once again, Black Dog Animal Rescue was on hand with some black-colored pooches. I asked one volunteer named Carolyn why their cause is for dogs who are partially or fully black. She said, “Black dogs stay waiting for a home the longest.” She had charge of a black and white dog named Freckles.
Two stages were set up for local entertainment for this Superday 2010, in which a lot of classic rock covers were crooned out. One band, Three White Guys & a Black Skater, played some psychedelic-sounding tunes, and one song was accompanied by some colorfully-dressed people playing with hula hoops on the grass – it briefly felt like the late 1960s again (based on footage seen of that era). Because of city budget cuts, there was no free night concert by a classic rock band, as has been the norm in past Superdays.
Free Water, Oranges, and Bread Were on Hand at Superday 2010 in Cheyenne, Wyoming
The smell of popcorn, hamburgers, and pizza permeated Superday 2010, as many food vendors were on hand, including big name fast food joints. Yet a number of booths set up by Christian organizations were giving away free water either by the cup or the bottle, including the Salvation Army, Destiny Church, and the Cheyenne Brethren Church. The Cheyenne Police and College Drive Urgent Care also gave away water, too. JO-ED Produce once again gave away juicy Valencia oranges (in tubs full of ice/ice water) to those attending Superday 2010. Great Harvest Bread Co. gave away free slices of their bread to hungry attendees, including from delicious whole wheat loaves.
Superday 2010 also hosted a number of competitions, including a, volleyball tournament, the 17th Annual Tour de Prairie cycling event, 5k/10k Run/Walk, and an auto show, the latter three sponsored by Frontier Refining, Inc. Special Friends also held their 6th Annual Million-Dollar Duck Derby, where for $5 for each numbered duck, folks could try for a million dollars, plus smaller set prizes from $1,000 down.
If you missed the preview article for this Cheyenne, Wyoming event at Associated Content, it’s here.
Personal Notes, Frontier Refining, Inc. Superday 2010, June 26, 2010
Program, Frontier Refining Inc. Superday 2010