The actual day that Kaycee became a town is August 12, 1913, but the celebration of it's first 100 years was this Saturday with a number of fun events.
The day began with the parade through downtown featuring many dignitaries from Kaycee Mayor Tom Knapp; to Johnson County Commissioners Jim Hicks, John Gibbs and Kaycee's own Delbert Eitel; to Senator Mike Enzi. The parade wrapped up with everyone present singing “Happy Birthday” to Kaycee and the awarding the raffle items: a set of tires and the Henry Rifle commemorating Kaycee's Centennial.
Many local families and individuals were honored for their contributions to all of southern Johnson County.
A Sheepherder's Rodeo was held at Harold Jarrard Park followed by a sheep dog trial and a free community barbeque.
Known for his now world-famous “Yahoo Yodel,” Wylie Gustafson and his band the Wild West performed at the Park at 7pm. For more on Wylie, click on the link in this story at sheridanmedia.com.
And the evening wrapped up with a Kaycee-style street dance at the Invasion Bar featuring “Whiskey Creek,” who performed well past 1am.
Overall, not a bad way to celebrate your first 100 years.
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