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2017 Paso Robles Pioneer Day Royalty announced 


–The 87th Annual Paso Robles Pioneer Day is full of traditions, from the festive parade filled with tractors, wagons, horses, community floats, the free bean feed, and the royalty.

Since the first Pioneer day in 1931 a Grand Marshal and Queen have been chosen from families who have settled our area to reign over the celebration. A Pioneer gentleman is chosen from the community and is honored with a beautiful Marshal’s badge that is presented at the Pioneer Royalty Dinner.

This year’s Marshal is Daryl Stinchfield. He was born on July 8, 1940 in Paso Robles. His parents were L.M. “Buster” and Nancy (Jenkins) Stinchfield. They came to the Paso area in the early 1930’s. Daryl graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1958 and married his high school sweetheart Charlotte Roeder. Stinchfield has lived and worked in the Paso Robles area his entire life and has been very involved with both the Pioneer Museum and Pioneer Day Committee Tractors.

A Pioneer Lady is also chosen from the area to reign over the Pioneer Day festivities as the Queen. The Queen is honored at the annual Pioneer Ladies Luncheon and Tea.

This year’s Queen is Ellen Mae (Hansen) Schroeder. She was born on July 25, 1933. Her parents Nona Vivian (Shaw) and Edgar Morten Hansen were both born and raised in the Paso and Shandon areas. Schroeder graduated from Shandon High School in 1951 and married Milton Lee Schroeder of Paso Robles in 1952. She has lived and worked in the Shandon area her entire life, and is heavily involved with her community.

This year’s Pioneer Day Parade will be Oct. 14. The parade begins at 10 a.m. sharp at 16th and Spring, then travels south on Spring Street to 11th and going east to Pine Street (around the City Park). The parade will have approximately 200 entries, highlighted by the royalty, the covered wagon, and the largest collection of antique wagons, tractors, harvesters, automobiles, horse-drawn carriages, marching bands, military vehicles, and also float entries from schools and various organizations. Come out and celebrate Paso Robles and it’s history.

Upcoming dates:

Pioneer Royalty Dinner is Aug. 20
Pioneer Ladies Luncheon Sept. 7
Pre-Pioneer Day Shindig at Paso Robles Event Center, Frontier Town Sept. 23
Pioneer Ladies Tea, Oct. 7
Paso Robles Alumni Potluck Dinner Oct. 13
Paso Robles Pioneer Day Oct. 14

Next year:

Best of the West (2018) May 25-27th 2018
Beer Fest (2018) June 2nd 2018

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.

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