Mustang Days 2012 with the theme Past, Present and Future, begins Monday, and organizers are putting the finishing touches on what they believe will be a celebration worth remembering.
The big event begins on Monday, June 18, and continues through Saturday, June 23.
Here is a day-by-day look at the 2012 celebration, as spelled out by Mustang Days Chairman Linda Mangus:
Monday, June 18
Mustang Follies tickets go on sale for $4 each at the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce office at 287 E. Main, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Follies will return to a Wednesday-Thursday format this year after several years when the show was staged Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Mangus said the Mustang Committee hopes that the show will sell out on Wednesday and Thursday rather than seeing empty seats as in recent years.
New this year, Family Fun Night tickets will also be sold at the chamber office from noon to 6 p.m. to reduce the long lines that have traditionally formed at the start of the Friday night event. Tickets are $1 each for entry and 25 cents each for games.
Day one ends with a free concert at the Lovell Community Center featuring singer/songwriter Hub Whitt of Sheridan, who will perform a show featuring family oriented country and western music. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Pop and water will be available for purchase at the show.
Tuesday, June 19
Mustang Follies tickets for sale at the chamber office, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Family Fun Night tickets on sale from noon until 6 p.m.
The Mustang Days Hamburger Trap Shoot will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Lovell Shooting Complex, 285 Highway 37. Shooters are invited to contact Suzanne Wilson at 272-1953 for more information.
Wednesday, June 20
Mustang Follies tickets on sale, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Family Fun Night tickets on sale, noon to 6 p.m., chamber office.
Annual Artist Market and Show, 1-9 p.m. at the Lovell Recreation Building, 143 E. Main. Painting party from 1 to 4 p.m. No charge. Artists may bring their own projects to work on. Call Gladys McNeil at 548-7600 for more information.
Dollies of the Follies and the Mustang Band on the median strip in front of the Hyart Theatre, 7:15 p.m.
Mustang Follies at the Hyart Theatre, 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 21
Follies and Family Fun Night tickets for sale at the chamber office, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Follies, noon to 6 p.m. for the Family Fun Night.
Artist Market and Show, 1-9 p.m., Lovell Recreation Building. Painting party 1-4 p.m.
12th annual Pindroppers Quilt Show, 5-8 p.m., Wyoming National Guard Armory, 360 E. Fifth.
Car Show, 6-8 p.m., Nevada Avenue south of Main. All makes and models welcome. Call 272-0876 or 548-7588 to show your car.
Dollies of the Follies and the Mustang Band, 7:15 p.m., Mustang Follies, 8 p.m., Hyart Theatre.
Friday, June 22
Mustang Breakfast, 6-10 a.m., Lovell Fire Hall – adults $4, children $3, under age 2 free.
Pindroppers Quilt Show, 5-8 p.m., Armory.
Artist Market and Show, 1-9 p.m., Lovell Recreation Building. Artist Denney NeVille will teach a Drawing with Denney workshop from 1-4 p.m. with a charge of $20. Those participating will finish their artwork during the class and are encouraged to bring their own sketchbook. Pre-register by June 15 by calling Gladys McNeil at 548-7600.
Family Fun Night, 5-8 p.m., Constitution Park. $1 entry fee, which includes food, game tickets 25 cents each. Raffle tickets available for $1 for a chance to win a prize.
Rodeo Calcutta, Diamond J Bar, 8 p.m.
Cowley Boys street dance and ice cream social, Minchow’s Food Court parking lot, 8 p.m.
Teen Night Out, sponsored by the Big Horn County Health Coalition, 9 p.m. to midnight, Constitution Park, featuring games, food and fun.
Saturday, June 23
Mustang Breakfast, 6-9 a.m., fire hall.
Ralph Robertson Memorial Fun Run, Lovell Cemetery. Sign up at 6 a.m., race at 7 a.m. Pre-registration $10, $15 day of race. Call Rhonda Savage at 548-6466 for details.
Kiddie Parade, 10:30 a.m. Line up at the Hyart Theatre parking lot at 10 a.m. Parade will run east to west.
Rose Parade, 11 a.m. Line up at the high school parking lot. Call Keela Mangus, Teresa Chambers or Mike Jones at 548-2213 for more information. See the registration form in the Chronicle.
Mustang barbecue, 11 a.m. at the Hyart Theatre parking lot, 251 E. Main. Sandwich for $3. For pre-orders call Linda Mangus at 548-2031. All proceeds go to fund Mustang Days.
Queen Bee candy tasting, noon-2 p.m. Come try new Queen Bee products.
Co-ed volleyball tournament at Constitution Park, 12:30 p.m., $35 per team. Call Rhonda Savage at 548-6466 for information and to enter.
Horse of a Different Color benefit walk/run. Run starts at 1 p.m. at Constitution Park, $20 per runner. Registration at 12:30. Proceeds will go to help Luke and Kjirstyn Welch. Call Heather Wilkerson at 548-7740.
Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center open house, noon to 5 p.m. featuring silent auction and refreshments. Author Lynn Pomeranz will be autographing her book “Among Wild Horses.”
Mustang Days Golf Tournament, 1 p.m., Foster Gulch.
Pindroppers Quilt Show, noon to 4 p.m., National Guard Armory. Judging of top quilts finalized and winners announced.
Mustang Days Rodeo, 3 p.m., Lovell Rodeo Grounds.
Fireworks, dusk, Horseshoe Bend. Donations requested. Sponsored by the Lovell Volunteer Fire Dept.
By David Peck