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By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Bill and Karen Curtis named parade's grand marshals

The Curtises, who were instrumental in making the Ritzville Rodeo a reality in 1970, were announced as the grand marshals for the Ritzville Community Parade


Last updated 8/28/2019 at 8:46pm

Journal photo by Brandon Cline

Karen and Bill Curtis were selected by the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce to be the grand marshals for the 2019 Ritzville Community Parade. The Curtises have lived in Ritzville since 1957, and played a big role in establishing the Ritzville Rodeo in 1970.

The Ritzville Community Parade will pay tribute to longstanding members of the community this weekend, as Bill and Karen Curtis were selected to be the 2019 Grand Marshals.

The Curtises have lived in the Ritzville area since the summer of 1957. Thirteen years later in 1970, they helped successfully launch the inaugural Ritzville Rodeo.

Now, the rodeo will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend, and the Curtises will be playing a big role as the parade's grand marshals in helping to celebrate the community they've lived in for over 60 years.

"It's an honor, it definitely is an hono...

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