CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
AUGUST 12, 2010
Virginia (Ginny) and Otto
Wise happily serve as the 2010 Grand Marshals in the Weippe Wild Rodeo parade
set for Aug. 21-22. The couple worked with the Weippe Rodeo for many years
volunteering in several capacities before moving to
Pictured is Otto Wise, driving his 1938 McCormick Deering tractor with iron wheels. He has enjoyed displaying this tractor in several parades such as the Weippe Wild Rodeo and Pierce 1860 Days parades.
Ginny and Otto Wise serve as Weippe Rodeo Grand Marshals
By Alannah Allbrett
Virginia (Ginny) and Otto Wise say they were really surprised and honored when they heard the news that they were selected as this year’s Grand Marshals to the Wild Weippe Rodeo where they served for so many years. The parade is Saturday, Aug. 21 and the rodeo is set for Aug. 21-22.
The couple married in
The Wises joined the Weippe Rodeo and met some of the “nicest, most hardworking people in the world” they said.
Ginny served as the Treasurer for seven years, and Otto liked to work the front gate helping the contestants enter the arena at the right place and time. Otto also handled maintenance of the rodeo ground, as they lived close by during their 18 years as Weippe residents.
Ginny says even though Otto retired, he managed to fix everyone’s tractors over the years. He was proud to drive his 1938 McCormick Deering, with iron wheels, each year in the Weippe parade and also in Pierce’s 1860 Days.
The couple has three
children, Tim, Alicia, and Jeff. And they moved to
The thing they miss the most about Weippe, they said, are the people. “They are all so nice,” said Ginny. “They are like family.”