Cheyenne County Tumbleweed Fair July 17-25, 2021
My name is Addison Engelbrecht and I am your 2021 Cheyenne County Tumbleweed Fair Princess. I’m 14 years old and an eighth grader in my family’s homeschool. My parents are Tom and Dawn Engelbrecht and I have three sisters: Lacey, Brooklyn, and Sammie. I love riding my horses Maya and Chase in my free time. Often my sisters and I can be found riding the trails and roads around our family farm. Besides pleasure riding, I have started team roping with my Dad and family friends. I also started training horses for both riding and for driving in a harness last year. If I’m not horseback or training horses, I can be found drawing sketches and pictures with both pencils and paints. My favorite time of year is branding time because I get to work with my horses, improve my roping skills, work with cattle, and spend time with family and friends. I am proud to say I’m in my seventh year of 4-H in the Happy Go Lucky 4-H Club. I show horses, pigs, and lambs. My family enjoys my baking for my Foods and Nutrition project and also my handmade leather accessories for Leathercraft. This year I’m pleased to be the Cheyenne County 4-H Council Treasurer. My future plans include breeding and training horses full time. I would like to dedicate my reign this year to all the citizens of Cheyenne County that passed away over the last 12 months and their loved ones. Especially my grandfathers, Louis Engelbrecht and Rodney Shivers who were some of my biggest supporters of my reign and my dreams to be a professional horse trainer. I am honored and thrilled to represent Cheyenne County as the 2021 Cheyenne County Tumbleweed Fair Princess.
2021 Parade Marshal
Ron and Joyce Howard
Ronald Howard, 85, was born May 8, 1936 in Abernathy, Texas. Ronald was the oldest of five children. Joyce “Buntin” Howard, 84, was born in Stanford, Texason March 3, 1937. Joyce was the oldest of five children. Ron and Joyce were married February 6, 1954. To this union four children were born; Linda, Rhonda, Chri,s and Brad. They have 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
Ron and Joyce farmed in Texas for several years before moving to Moses Lake, WA, where they spent five years managing a farming operation growing potatoes. In 1970, Ron and Joyce moved their family to Eads, CO. There, Ron managed Eads Oil Company until 1976 when his dream of owning his own fertilizer business became a reality. In October of 1976, Ron and Joyce established Cheyenne Fertilizer Company in Arapahoe, CO. This was a team effort in building this business. Joyce managed the books, hauled fertilizer, and cooked meals for the employees and customers. Ron and Joyce owned and operated Cheyenne Fertilizer for over twenty years and said it was a privilege and honor to serve their loyal customers, many became lifelong friends.
One of Ron’s greatest joys was serving for four years as County Commissioner District number three. He also served on the Arapahoe School Board for nine years. Ron and Joyce have always enjoyed the Cheyenne County Fair where Ron was known for buying many chickens at the 4-H Livestock Auction. Every year they look forward to the Great Turtle Race, which they have sponsored for over 20 years.
Ron and Joyce are both very thankful for the wonderful years they have lived here in Cheyenne County, but most of all, are thankful for God’s abundant grace. Ron and Joyce are extremely honored and grateful to be the 2021 Cheyenne County Tumbleweed Fair Parade Marshals.