The 40th annual Silt Hey Day is this Saturday |

The 40th annual Silt Hey Day is this Saturday

SILT, Colorado – The 40th annual Silt HeyDay is ready to kick off on Saturday, Aug.1.

This year’s theme is “Remembering the ’60s – Our 40th Anniversary.”

There will be plenty of events for visitors this year. From a vintage car show, to fun games like an adult tricycle race and lots of kids events.

The parade will start at 10 a.m.

Music will get Heyday started with Heart of the Rockies, featuring Twirp Anderson, Cash Cashman and Dave Notor playing an eclectic blend of acoustic guitar and mandolin at the gazebo in Veterans Park Saturday morning; in the afternoon, the Strolling Scones, a Grand Junction band that plays a mix of classic rock ‘n’ roll, at the gazebo; and the popular Johnny O Band from Boulder in the evening, playing a mix of blues, also at the gazebo.

This year’s Hey Day Grand Marshal is Marvelle Couey, a lifelong resident of Garfield County. Born in Glenwood Springs and raised on Garfield Creek, Marvelle was raised in the ranching communities of Garfield and Divide creeks.

Marvelle met her husband Wilbur Couey, at the sale barn in Silt. The couple married and ranched on Mamm Creek, operating a cow/calf operation. Wilbur also served as the state brand inspector. They had three children of their own, Jacque, Kelly and Joanne. When Wilbur passed away, Marvelle continued to ranch and raise her family. Marvelle is a true pioneer of our area living her whole life between Garfield and Mamm creeks.

See Pages 24-25 for a complete schedule of events.

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