“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” Helen Keller
Some folks may believe that Stompede just happens, some may believe that a few people get together to work on a special event, the truth is there is a core group that exists. We meet year-round, bringing our own families, friends, and colleagues into the mix. We eat, breathe and sleep Stompede.
This tossed in with the history of heritage ambassadors acting as our mentors and our youth who fuel our drive…..well that makes for special sort of family. It’s our Stompede Family.
It’s a family that choses to stay together. This speaks volumes! Every year issues arise, growth surfaces, and when the track gets bumpy and the infield gets muddy, it’s the dedication from this family that shines through.
Truth be told, it is a lot of work and it’s not all rosy. This year is a million dollar show and we were able to provide $110,000 back into Evergreen Park in rent and improvements under the grandstands. That’s pretty cool! Indeed our committee has had our disagreements and differences, even a few knock down barn-bashes, but when the dust settles….we are proud to be your Stompede Committee.
Change is inevitable however one thing remains true. We are here because we believe in our western heritage and in our family. Henry Ford said it best, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success”