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It was the fall of 1935. Penrose School was to host the Rural Invitational Softball Tournament – a highly competitive battle for the title of Fremont County School League Champions. The Penrose

PTA was tasked with providing food, entertainment, and prizes for the 15 softball teams and spectators who would flood our small little hamlet.


The theme? Penrose’s famous apples.


And so it began…


Apple Day.


The inaugural event included the softball tournament, Barnyard Golf, political speeches, a potluck, an evening dance, and a free slice of apple pie.


Over the years, traditions have been added, while others have been lost. No longer a day centered around the ball field, yet residents and tourists still flood the streets each October to partake in all things apple. Most especially that free slice of pie.  

2021 Apple Day Pie Contest Winners

Grand Champion Nancy Leuer

Junior Division
1st Place Birdie Anderson
2nd Place Aris Johring

Senior Division
1st Place Doris Manning
2nd Place Sierra Kimbler
3rd Place Karyn Montanez

Special Thanks

Apple Day Pie Judges

Yvonne Feyerherm

Julie Mondragon

Theresa Eger

Apple Day Pie Committee
Jeannie Melcher
Cheryl Carroll

2021 Apple Day Parade Winners

Best In Parade: Anita's Americettes

Parade Float: Miss Southern CO Style

Marching Bands: Florence H.S Huskies

Novelty: Royal Gorge Mustang

Classic Cars: Royal Gorge Chpt VMCCA

Special Thanks

Apple Day Parade Judges

Dale Gagas

Apple Day Parade Committee
Diane Wheat
Michelle Sheridan

Marla Reichert 

Lobo Loggins

The 2021 Honored Citizen is Mr. Dale Carroll

We couldn't have done it without YOU!!!

Gooseberry Patch Restaurant: Tim and Barb Martin and staff gathered the ingredients and baked ALL the apple pies we enjoyed 

Penrose Fire Dept: Chief John Dison and staff hung the Apple Day Banner and showed up in numbers to support the community parade

J&J Handy Trucking: Thank you Shawn Carroll for the trailer for the stage

VFW Post 2788 let us use their
log cabin to serve up great apple pies

We had a great Wine Garden because:
Daryl Thompson-corner lot
Brush Hollow Winery-broke the code on liquor licensing for the day

Our beautiful pageant float was decorated by Lacy Woods and
the Apple Day Royalty
and pulled by Matt Baker

Canon Concrete Construction donated $200 towards our Apple Day Activities

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